The Mississippi Is Well Worth Reading about. It Is Not A Commonplace
River, But On The Contrary Is In all Ways Remarkable. Considering the
Missouri Its Main Branch, It Is The Longest River In the World--Four
Thousand Three Hundred miles. It Seems Safe To Say That It Is Also The
Crookedest River In the World, Since In one Part Of Its Journey It Uses
Up One Thousand Three Hundred miles To Cover The Same Ground That The
Crow Would Fly Over In six Hundred and Seventy-Five.