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Life on the Mississippi

By: Mark Twain

...nce six times, the British Is lands or Italy ten times. Conceptions formed from the river basins of Western Europe are rudely shocked when we con ... ...con sider the extent of the valley of the Mississippi; nor are those formed from the sterile basins of the great rivers of Siberia, the lofty plateau... ...psed since the river took its place in history. The belief of the scientific people is, that the mouth used to be at Baton Rouge, where the hills ceas... ...d fifty years there had been white settlements on our Atlantic coasts. These people were in intimate communication with the Indians: in the south the ... ...ies with another party of Indians; and at last they reached the mouth of the Arkansas (about a month out from their start ing point), where a tribe o... ...ssippi Mark T wain 13 basin of the Mississippi, from its frozen northern springs to the sultry borders of the Gulf; from the woody ridges of the A... ... thunder! When I’m cold, I bile the Gulf of Mexico and bathe in it; when I’m hot I fan myself with an equinoctial storm; when I’m thirsty I reach up a... ... and he shuffled from one side of his wheel to the other as if the floor was hot. He would boil a while to himself, and then overflow and scald me aga... ...Pretty soon after that I was sick, and used up, and had to go off to the Hot Springs. When there, I got a good many letters from commanders saying the...

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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

By: Mark Twain

...ss of his company — for he did all the talking. We fell together, as modest people will, in the tail of the herd that was being shown through, and he... ...s?” I said I had not heard of it. He was so little interested — just as when people speak of the weather — that he did not notice whether I made him ... ...” Then, after a pause, added: “I did it myself.” By the time I had recovered from the electric surprise of this remark, he was gone. All that evening ... ...rain beat upon the windows, and the wind roared about the eaves and corners. From time to time I dipped into old Sir Thomas Malory’s enchanting book, ... ...e him a pipe and a chair, and made him welcome. I also comforted him with a hot Scotch whisky; gave him another one; then still another — hoping alw... ... and fling furtive glances at Sir Launcelot that would have got him shot in Arkansas, to a dead certainty. Everybody praised the valor and magnanimi... ...s got down to a certain point there comes a revulsion, and he rallies. Hope springs up, and cheerfulness along with it, and then he is in good shape... ..., and dev A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court Mark Twain 58 ils hot from perdition, let alone such poor adversaries as these I was after,... ...not above medium size, but he was alert, slender limbed, muscled with watch springs, and just a greyhound to go. He was a beauty, glossy as silk, and...

Excerpt: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur?s Court by Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens).

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This Publication of Mark Twains the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

By: Mark Twain

... This illustration and the one on the cover are from a Nineteenth Century edition of Mark Twain‘s The Adven tures of Hu... ...ation and the one on the cover are from a Nineteenth Century edition of Mark Twain‘s The Adven tures of Huckleberry Finn . This publication of Mar... ...then I didn’t care no more about him, because I don’t take no stock in dead people. Pretty soon I wanted to smoke, and asked the widow to let me. But... ...clean, and I must try to not do it any more. That is just the way with some people. They get down on a thing when they don’t know nothing about it. ... ...hing to it; but he never told what it was he said to it. Niggers would come from all around there and give Jim anything they had, just for a sight o... ...ried him. When breakfast was ready we lolled on the grass and eat it smoking hot. Jim laid it in with all his might, for he was most about starved. T... ...nt to be nowhere else but here. Pass me along another hunk of fish and some hot corn bread.” “Well, you wouldn’t a ben here ‘f it hadn’t a ben for Ji... ...em cheats so you can throw a dog through it anywheres; then the nice breeze springs up, and comes fanning you from over there, so cool and fresh and ... ... carryin’ on like that when he’s drunk. He’s the best naturedest old fool in Arkansas — never hurt nobody, drunk nor sober.” Boggs rode up before the ...

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The $30,000 Bequest : And Other Stories

By: Mark Twain

.................................... ...................... 190 A HUMANE WORD FROM SATAN ................................................................... ......................................................... ...... 210 EXTRACTS FROM ADAM’S DIARY ............................................................ ...bought another acre or two and sold the most of it at a profit to pleasant people who were willing to build, and would be good neighbors and furnish a... ...llars!” All day long the music of those inspiring words sang through those people’s heads. From his marriage day forth, Aleck’s grip had been upon the... ...ave known you had a lone hand up your sleeve. Now, dear heart, I’m all red hot impatience—tell me about it!” The flattered and happy woman put her lip... ... of unrest. Poor old Hannah wetted the parched lips and softly stroked the hot brow, murmuring endearing and pitying words, and thanking the Father of... ...her form and benevo lent countenance, and then passing to the deep hidden springs of loveliness and disinterested devotion. In every clime, and in ev... ...tells me that the mountains will never again send forth the water of their springs to my thirst. Oh, that I might be freed and set at liberty from wre... ....—I see by the papers that this imfamous old fraud has just died again, in Arkansas. This makes six times that he is known to have died, and always in...

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