Thursday, August 28, 2008


I buy a lot of used books. One of the pleasures, over the years, has been finding objects that people use as bookmarks in their books. More often than not, people read a book, then forget and leave their bookmark in it. The book sits on a shelf, then is whisked away and taken to the used book stores, where I buy them. I often try to figure out what kind of person would use a particular bookmark in a particular book. This one, however, has me baffled.

Here's the bookmark I found inside my copy of The Federalist Papers:

Perhaps someone is trying to make a comment on how the three authors of the Federalist Papers tried to lay bare the Constitution. The world may never know.

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