Literary Memories 30 November: Samuel Langhorne (Mark Twain) Clemens


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Samuel Langhorne (Mark Twain) Clemens Samuel Langhorne (Mark Twain) Clemens

Author: Samuel Langhorne (Mark Twain) Clemens

Dates: 30 November 1835 – 21 April 1910

Nationality: American

Title of Book: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

“TOM!”

No answer.

“TOM!”

No answer.

“What’s gone with that boy, I wonder? You TOM!”

No answer.

The old lady pulled her spectacles down and looked over them about the room; then she put them up and looked out under them. She seldom or never looked THROUGH them for so small a thing as a boy; they were her state pair, the pride of her heart, and were built for “style,” not service — she could have seen through a pair of stove-lids just as well. She looked perplexed for a moment, and then said, not fiercely, but still loud enough for the furniture to hear:

“Well, I lay if I get hold of you I’ll –”

She did not finish…

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I am a freelance writer and poet and started writing after raising my two boys as a way of discovering just who Jez is. That is still very much an on-going project but the journey so far has introduced me to many wonderful friends and fellow writers through an ever growing love of poetry.
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