The Angle

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

"The couple stood on the top deck of the ferry boat across the Messina Straits. On this hot August day, there were several other people, mostly Sicilians, returning from holiday trips in Southern Italy, looking across to where Messina stretched along the shore. The hills beyond the city were very lovely; green, mound-shaped and not at all jagged. The ferry ride took nearly an hour, and there was plenty of time for the people to get out of their automobiles and the train cars from Rome to come up from below and watch the island slowly grow larger and clearer. There were several benches along the sides, and the couple walked over and sat down."

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