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egend has it the Mississippi Delta begins in the lobby of the stately Peabody Hotel in downtown Memphis. Over the years the Peabody lobby bar has been frequented by such Southern literary giants as Faulkner, Shelby Foote, Peter Taylor and, more recently, John Grisham. The most famous residents of the Peabody lobby are the world-famous Peabody ducks. Since the 1930s, a flock of mallard ducks have lived in the hotel’s penthouse on the Peabody Plantation Roof. Each day at 11 a.m. hundreds of tourists gather in the lobby of the Peabody to await the ducks’ arrival. The ducks ride the elevator down from the penthouse and then enter the Peabody lobby and

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