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Not too many people are signing up for my D.C. walking tour. Maybe it’s because I charge $25 for a look at the portions of District pavement I’ve bled on, but really, who can claim to understand the modern consumer? I know I want to revisit the spot where I lost my big toe in a tragic recumbent-bike accident, but I suppose that’s just me. I’ll even offer a guarantee for the squeamish: At the end of my walk to remember, it’s unlikely that anyone will have died. (Take that, Nicholas Sparks!) If you’re still not interested, Washington Walks presents its own “I’ve Got a Secret” tour. This foot-powered voyage promises to reveal fanciful wonders that, to your shock and amazement, are lurking just around the corner. These include: a treehouse on the Mall, a ghost in a castle, and the severed leg of a Civil War general. You want to see that war leg, don’t you? Hypocrite. The tour meets at 6 p.m. (see City List for other dates) at the Smithsonian Metro station’s Independence Avenue exit, 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. $10. (202) 484-1565. (Josh Levin)