EDWARD ROWE SNOW, "Trolley Disaster" from Boston Bay Mysteries and Other Tales.
P.G. WODEHOUSE, "Jeeves and the Impending Doom."
S.J. PERELMAN, "In Pixie Land I'll take my Stand," from The Rising Gorge.
JOSEPH BRODSKY, excerpt (pg 11-16) from Watermark and
CHARLES BUKOWSKI, excerpt (pg 21-25) from "Women" from Drinking, Smoking, & Screwing:
Great Writers on Good Times.
ERNEST HEMINGWAY, excerpt (pg. 31-35) from The Old Man and the Sea.
News accounts of water shortages from New Statesman and English-language Al Jazeera.