As he happened to be stopping by my desk, I took the opportunity to hand Brandon this pipe and inquire as to whether I could interest him in a "Marxman Selected Grain". Holding it up and looking at it, he asked if the grain was selected as some sort of puzzle, the challenge being to find it. "It's on the other side," I told him. Still, though one half of this briar may be as bald as any I've ever seen, the classic shape is nice, and the drilling is good.
- Eric N. Squires