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A campus icon's mysterious origins are revealed.

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By Tom Rochon

Ernest Hemingway once wrote a six-word short story (supposedly in response to a bar bet): “For sale: baby shoes. Never worn.” In later years he claimed it was his best work.

Like haiku, the six-word short story has become a literary feat that many have tried to master. John Updike wrote one as follows: “I’m sorry.” “What...

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