Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?
Quandary Resolution 1114
Old Man of the Sea, jerkwater, tousle, agrestic
Once the old, wheezing train had carried me across the continent, through all the huge, intricately filthy cities and all the backwaters and jerkwaters in their agrestic simplicity, I came at last, weary and tousled, to the coast and my father to find answers to the mystery of the Farm and the Pool at the hill's foot, knowing that he would writhe in the grip of my questions like Proteus, the Old Man of the Sea, and I feared I would discover that, along with the child in Brooke's poem, I had been playing ignorantly and lightly with something on account of which "towns were fire of old, and love has been betrayed, and murder done."
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