Mark Twain: Torch-light procession

“At times he may indulge himself with a long one, but he will make
sure there are no folds in it, no vaguenesses, no parenthetical
interruptions of its view as a whole; when he has done with it, it
won’t be a sea-serpent with half of its arches under the water; it
will be a torch-light procession.”

—Mark Twain.