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Alex Haley

Handbook of Magazine Article Writing

The Handbook of Magazine Article Writing contains this illustration by Philip Barry Osborne;

"Alex Haley, the author of ROOTS, has a picture in his office, showing a turtle sitting atop a fence. The picture is there to remind him of a lesson he learned long ago: &ls;If you see a turtle on a fence post, you know he had some help.'

"Says Alex, &ls;Any time I start thinking, WOW, isn't this marvelous what I've done! I look at that picture and remember how this turtle&md;me&md;got up on that post.'"