I met a traveller2 from an antique land3and so on, then with a rewritten “improved” version, titled: Twin limb-like basalt columns (‘trunkless legs’) near Wadi Al-Fazar and their relationship to plate tectonics.
Who said: Two4 vast5 and trunkless legs6 of stone7 ...
2 Since this paper appears to be based on field observations by another geologist, we suggest joint authorship would be appropriate
4 This is the only quantitative statement!
by Horace Smith, written in friendly competition with Shelley.
I heard about that other version for the first time earlier this week, surfing some blog posts, and thought, “that’s interesting”, particularly with its post-apocalyptic science fictional ending (if somewhat risible “gigantic Leg”).
I heard about it a second time a day or so later, on a news item, and thought, “that’s a coincidence”.
I heard about it a third time today while reading a book, and thought, “FFS, enough with the Horace Smith version already!”