"Phineas Baldwin's whiskers were a rippling cascade which the growing village of Welcome included among its most arresting sights. In a single week after the theft of the razor they had laid a dusty smudge over Phineas' still enraged countenance. Within a month the smudge was bristling stuble. Two months after that and the stuble was a stiff brush. And still they grew."
(One Stayed At Welcome by Maud & Delos Lovelace, Chpt. 9, page 122)