Posted by Alex Forbes on August 06, 2016 at 13:02:14 user Pitsligo.
In Reply to: Re: Folding Dinghy posted by Mike Field on August 05, 2016 at 17:59:10:
All of that makes sense, and AR's assessment of Mac's dinghy says as much, that it was Mac's (inexpert) design and construction. I've still always thought well of Mac for giving it a shot.
Mostly, though, I was wondering if anyone knew of a specific experience AR himself had with folders, that he might have mentioned in his nonfiction, and that then found its way into GN?. My (perhaps overactive) imagination can construct an experience for AR where he had a too-exciting time trying to land a salmon from a friend's home-made folding dinghy. The impression stuck, and evolved into Jemmerling's misadventure.
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