I was reading about the unfortunate adventure of about 400 Amtrak passengers on two trains that got stuck in the snowy Sierra Nevada mountains last week. And I thought, that sounds familiar.
It took a while to realize that I had conflated the true story of the Donner Party and a short story it inspired by Mark Twain called "Cannibalism in the Cars." (My family often tells me that it’s painful to follow my — pardon the pun — train of thought. Now everyone can suffer.)