Why read it? Twain records a journey from
Sample Ideas and Quotes:
“…whenever he [Capt. John] met a man, woman or child, in camp, in a desert, he either knew such parties personally or had been acquainted with a relative of the same.” p. 710.
“It is a pity that Adam could not have gone straight out of
[Watch out for the pun in this one.] “A white man cannot drink the water of
Buck and the Preacher:
Buck: “Are you the duck that runs the gospel-mill next door?”
Buck: “…you are the head clerk of the doxology works next door.”
Preacher: “I am the shepherd in charge of the flock whose fold is next door.”
Preacher: “the spiritual advisor of the little company of believers whose sanctuary adjoins these premises.
Buck: “You see, one of the boys has gone up the flume….”
Preacher: “Ah—has departed to the mysterious country from whose bourne no traveler returns.”
Buck: “Now if we can get you to help plant him….”
Preacher: “Preach the funeral discourse…assist at the obsequies?” pp. 775 – 777.
To be concluded.