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Following the Equator, Part 7
written by "Twain, Mark, 1835-1911"
...w Year's Day, and on the next day he surrendered. He had carried his copy of the letter along, and if his instructions required him—in case of emergency—to see that it fell into the ha... read more

How to Tell a Story and Other Essays
written by "Twain, Mark, 1835-1911"
... and no less—or it fails of its purpose and makes trouble. If the pause is too short the impressive point is passed, and [and if too long] the audience have had time to divine that a surprise ... read more

Sketches New and Old, Part 6.
written by "Twain, Mark, 1835-1911"
...ctions of the irreligious toward them. One hears constantly of the most touching instances of this zeal. A week ago a vast concourse of Catholics assembled at Armagh to dedicate a new Cathedral; ... read more

Tom Sawyer, Detective
written by "Twain, Mark, 1835-1911"
...he glanced up chipper, and says: "Oh, now I've got it! I'd forgot." Which was a lie, and I knowed it. Then he says: "Will somebody be good enough to lend me a little small screwdriver?... read more

A Tramp Abroad — Volume 02
written by "Twain, Mark, 1835-1911"
...g to get out. Yes, I would find King Arthur's Round Table once more—I had already found it several times—and use it for a base of departure on an exploring tour for my bed; if I could... read more