They were in Italy together.
"If you would let me curse them black and blue," said the groom, "we shouldn't have to wait so long for the trunks."
"But, darling, please don't. It would distress me so," murmured the bride.
The groom went off, but quickly returned with the porters before him trundling the trunks at a double quick.
"Oh, dearest, how did you do it? You didn't - ?"
"Not at all. I thought of something that did quite as well. I said, 'S-s-s-susquehanna, R-r-r-rappahannock!'" - Cornelia C. Ward.
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