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Walking companions, like heroes, are difficult to pluck out of the crowd of acquaintances. Good dispositions, ready wit, friendly conversation serve well enough by the fireside but they prove insufficient in the field. For there you need transcendentalists - nothing less; you need poets, sages, humorists and natural philosophers.

Brooks Atkinson

* An excerpt from 'The Art of Walking.'

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