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Truth of intercourse

Robert Louis Stevenson, author of "Truth of Intercourse" among other works.

Robert Louis Stevenson was a profound essayist as well as a fabulous novelist. In his essay “Truth of Intercourse,” the author of Treasure Island refers to a passage which Henry Thoreau deemed the noblest and most useful he had read in any modern author, namely, this: “Two to speak truth–one to speak and another to hear.”