Although I did not let Elijah discuss helicopters or syringes, I did allow “mothballs” and “certifiable” to slip into early drafts. So embarrassing to discover that mothballs were invented in 1820.

My friend Ava says these jolts cause “literary whiplash.”

How to stay accurate to the time period?

“With a little help from my friends.”

  • Mel — Potatoes came much later.
  • Jack — As did buttons.
  • Diane — And pineapples.
  • Steve — Caravans actually were like….

I thank the Lord they check the facts.

Please show me glitches.

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