The Angle

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In lieu of an abstract, below is the essay's first paragraph.

"It was a quiet day, a peaceful day. The sky was blue and cloudless. The sun was hot and bright; the water neither cool nor calm-but inviting (as inviting as the Pacific can ever be). The boat was anchored a mile or two off shore of an island-no special island, just an island like so many others that dotted the South Pacific area. In some ways the island reflected the day. Its thick foliage was a luscious green, reminding one of a cool, sweet drink. Its sandy beach and brightly colored coral caught the sun's rays and beamed them back and out in all directions creating a jeweled tiara encircling the inner greens."

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