Bible Review 19:2, April 2003

Hitchhiking and the Bible

Reading the Bible is like traveling in a foreign land.

By Mary Joan Winn Leith

Bible Review

“The limb is mightier than the thumb,” quipped Claudette Colbert when, by extending her shapely leg into the street, she gained what Clark Gable’s thumb could not: a ride. In the classic screwball comedy, It Happened One Night, Gable blithely assumes he is the hitchhiking expert of the pair—only to be humiliated by Colbert’s far more effective method.

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