By Mark Twain
The eagerly-awaited quantity 2 delves deeper into Mark Twain’s lifestyles, uncovering the various roles he performed in his inner most and public worlds. jam-packed with his attribute combination of humor and ire, the narrative levels without difficulty around the modern scene. He stocks his perspectives on writing and talking, his preoccupation with cash, and his contempt for the politics and politicians of his day. Affectionate and scathing by way of turns, his intractable interest and candor are all over on view.
Editors: Benjamin Griffin and Harriet E. Smith
affiliate Editors: Victor Fischer, Michael B. Frank, Sharon okay. Goetz and Leslie Diane Myrick
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The Governor took me with him. He said disparagingly, “It’s a poor invention. It doesn’t deceive. Their idea is to get me drunk and leave me under the table, and from their standpoint this will be very funny. But they don’t know me. ” The fate of the joke was not decided until two o’clock in the morning. At that hour the Governor was serene, genial, comfortable, contented, happy, and sober, although he was so full that he couldn’t laugh without shedding champagne tears. Also, at that hour the last joker joined his comrades under the table, drunk to the last perfection.
At last when it did arrive I saw that I must cut myself down by half; that instead of allowing myself an hour, I must put up with 50 per cent of that. The result was that I talked upon a text—a good text, too—dropped by one of those speakers who couldn’t speak, and who didn’t know he had dropped it, and never missed it. And so once more my exposition of what the American gentleman should be got suppressed. Now then all this has been fortunate. Still, all good things come to him who waits. I have waited, because I couldn’t help it, but my reward has come just the same.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF VOLUME 2 BENJAMIN GRIFFIN AND HARRIET ELINOR SMITH, EDITORS Associate Editors Victor Fischer Michael B. Frank Sharon K. Goetz Leslie Diane Myrick A publication of the Mark Twain Project of The Bancroft Library UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS BERKLEY LOS ANGELES LONDON Frontispiece: Photograph by Underwood and Underwood, 1907, Tuxedo Park, New York. University of California Press, one of the most distinguished university presses in the United States, enriches lives around the world by advancing scholarship in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.