A Tramp Abroad — Volume 02

By Mark Twain

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...A TRAMP ABROAD, Part 2

By Mark Twain

(Samuel L. Clemens)

First published in 1880

Illustrations taken from an...

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... THE CAPTAIN
72. WAITING FOR THE TRAIN



CONTENTS:

CHAPTER VIII The...

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...being the only people who are immoral.

But it is time to get at my subject....

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...that this would require too lingering a death; it was a good
speech for a consumptive,...

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...on account of
the danger to disinterested parties passing between them. Then I said:

"Well, I am...

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...my fate like a man and a
Frenchman."

He rose to his feet, and assumed an attitude...

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...How
many shall I want? I supposed two or three will be enough?"

"Two is the customary...

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...head surgeons and their
cases of instruments; then eight private carriages containing consulting
surgeons; then a hack...

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...forth his hand and said, "I am myself again; give me the
weapon."

I laid it, all...

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...arm in two places, pulled my right hip into its socket
again, and re-elevated my nose....

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...end, and I stayed; but the recollection of that
long, dragging, relentless season of suffering is...

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...much really done, it was only talked about; and
always violently. It was what one might...

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...sung, so that their neighbors
may perceive that they have been to operas before. The funerals...

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...or bonnets on. What a
blessed thing it would be if a lady could make herself...

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...lady was full of the praises of the head-tenor who had performed in
a Wagner opera...

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...me. If he
had been behind a screen I should have supposed they were performing a
surgical...

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...the whole time that "King Lear" was playing the curtain
was never down two minutes at...

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...passion
before a cold still audience. I should think he would feel foolish. It
is a pain...

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...his pride and
gratification are simply boundless. Still, there are circumstances in
which even a royal encore--

But...

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...and the dry and happy King sat in his lofty box
and wore his gloves to...

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...to believe all these kind sayings, but I could not; I
was afraid that my masters'...

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...wound many folds of soft white
muslin, with the ends hanging and flapping down our backs--an...

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...kept a copy, but gave the original to the Burgomaster.



I think the original was better...

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...for in Europe the houses are so
high that they do not count the first story,...

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...in
the building was devoted to the preservation of ancient archives. There
they showed us no end...

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...rudely painted
effigies of themselves and their families tricked out in the queer
costumes of those days....

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...besiegers, furious at
the trick, rushed forward to slaughter the men, but the Duke stepped
between and...

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...was
abroad, chatting, singing, romping, or massed in lazy comfortable
attitudes in the doorways.

In one place there...

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...momentary unconsciousness, and come suddenly out
of it with a physical jerk which nearly wrenched my...

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...did what all persons before me have
done, clear back to Adam,--resolved to throw something. I...

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...I rose softly, and gradually got on everything--down to one
sock. I couldn't seem to get...

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...slick, carpetless floor;
I grated my teeth and held my breath--Harris did not stir. I set...

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...to me, now, as it ought to have done before, that as the
table was round,...

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...as the horse is. This is wrong. Again, the person
trying to get out of the...

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...at that point. I used to sit for hours in my glass cage, watching
the long,...

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...to redden
and the mysterious solemnity and silence of the dawn to give place
to the joy-songs...