Some of the young people on the dance floor whooped as a line of ladies galloped down the room, away from a string of men in pursuit. In and out they wove, back and forth, circling around.
“You know, Tim, watching these dancers reminds me of when Cornwallis, the British commander in the South, found out that Lafayette was in Virginia and tried to capture him. Lafayette was badly outnumbered, so he kept dancing away from Cornwallis, skittering away time and again, staying just out of reach.”
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