[In 1933, at Claridge’s Hotel in London, Rudyard Kipling proposed a toast—to Canadian literature I suppose—at a gathering that was hosting the Canadian Authors’ Association. After giving a 13 minute talk, G. K. Chesterton seconded the toast. Somebody claimed that Chesterton’s laugh suggested the noise of an expiring elephant. I’m not sure how an expiring elephant sounds, but he did have a rather peculiar laugh.]
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