The author of the opening sentence in yesterday’s literary challenge was Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Although Longfellow is more famous for his poetry, he published two prose romances: Hyperion and Kavanagh. The former was rumored to be a strong influence on the well-known poet and novelist Irving Vanderblock-Wheedle. Dr. Boli himself has read Hyperion; he has not yet read Kavanagh, partly because he has read Hyperion.