• In our day we don't allow a hundred and thirty years to elapse between glimpses of a marvel. If somebody should discover a creek in the county next to the one that the North Pole is in, Europe and America would start fifteen costly expeditions thither; one to explore the creek, and the other fourteen to hunt for each other.

    Mark Twain (2015). “Life On The Mississippi: Mark Twain's Collections”, p.6, 谷月社