From The Tacoma Times, December 2, 1912. By Berton Braley. Don’t be a clam when you travel, Don’t sit like a mute in your seat; There’s a lot you can learn If you’ll pleasantly turn And talk to the folks you will meet; There’s a heap of good tales will unravel If you’ll merely be cordial and kind, For a wise man can gain From his talks on the train A whole bunch of food for his mind. Some people could travel forever And never be wiser at all Though they covered the map While the sociable chap Will gain by a journey that’s small. It’s well to make every endeavor To let down the conventional bars, For you’ll benefit, if You don’t act like a stiff With the folks that you meet on the cars.