Alonzo Fitz, and Other Stories

By Mark Twain

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...ALONZO FITZ

AND OTHER STORIES


by Mark Twain


Contents:

THE LOVES OF ALONZO FITZ CLARENCE AND ROSANNAH ETHELTON

ON THE...

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...was blazing on the hearth.

A furious gust of wind shook the windows, and a great...

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...clock forward till they marked twenty-five
minutes to one, and said, "Now see if you can't...

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...it more furiously than
ever; window-shutters were slamming and banging; a forlorn dog, with
bowed head and...

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...an acquaintanceship, let
us take the liberty of inspecting the sweeter and fairer of the two....

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...of light-blue
flounces, with the selvage edges turned up with ashes-of-roses
chenille; overdress of dark bay tarlatan...

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...was right, after all. What a lightning-winged two hours it was!"

He sat down, and gazed...

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...went on:

"Rosannah, I knew you must be beautiful, but this is dazzling, this is
blinding, this...

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...out this fire, and bring me two
palm-leaf fans and a pitcher of ice-water."

Then the young...

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...usual, the five notes that
follow the first two in the chorus, when the Reverend interrupted...

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...spurn your
proffered repentance, and despise it!"

Then he departed, radiant with fiendish triumph, to return no...

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...sad; I shall find her." So he took his
carpet-sack and a portable telephone, and shook...

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...whence the sounds proceeded,
tore aside a curtain, and discovered a telephone. He bent over, and...

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...passage is
eight days. She would be here the 31st of March."

"Then name the 1st of...

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...of you, all communication with you,
until that hour. No--no supplications; I will have it so."

When...

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...Mrs. Alonzo Fitz Clarence
were buried in sweet converse concerning the pleasures of their several
bridal tours,...

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...this scheme
with diffidence; it is like an old maid trying to teach nursery matters
to the...

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...keeps his tongue still, his hands, his feet, his eyes, his
attitude, will convey deception--and purposely....

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...lying.

What I bemoan is the growing prevalence of the brutal truth. Let us do
what we...

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...your little nephew through his dangerous illness. This
blank asks all manner of questions as to...

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...that same day, all the same, she sent a line to the
hospital which filled up...

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...pleasing history of the several benefactors and
beneficiaries. This wish rose in my breast so persistently...

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...the healed brutes,
and the comments of the onlooking citizens made great and inspiring
cheer, but traffic...

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...tears,
"testify my gratitude for this noble conduct!"

The celebrated author was the renowned Snodgrass; the poor...

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...coachman from his box and leaving the occupants of the
carnage paralyzed with terror. But a...

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...sums of money, and asked for higher and
more lucrative employments--which the grateful McSpadden more or...

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...my surprise,
Hackett sitting in the anteroom as if waiting for...

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... A pink...

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...to walk to the Talcott Tower, ten miles distant. He stared at
me, but asked no...

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...them right. Now a
great burden seemed to tumble from my shoulders. That torturing jingle
departed out...

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...for an
eight-cent fare; clack-clack-clack, a buff trip slip, clack clack-clack, for a
six-cent fare, and so...

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...just as well--it is just as well. You could not do me any
good. The time...

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...bearing the family names of those mutineers, and all
speaking English, and English only. The island...

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... The necessary articles required by the islanders are best shown by
...

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...admiral's report which he dropped
carelessly from his pen, no doubt, and never gave the matter...

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...pretext for this impeachment offered itself at just the
right time.

One of the earliest and most...

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...which became his great office. He did
not plead, or even argue; he offered the simple...

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...become the people's
idol!

The time was ripe for this man's next move. He began, cautiously at
first,...

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...all other powers whatsoever."

"That sounds simple and easy. We can do that right away. Then...

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...the
boys above the age of ten years away from their mothers, and pressed
them into the...

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...way to get it--no other way to keep it
after you've got it," said the poor...

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...my reward
is hatred, insult, and these bonds. Take me; do with me as you will.
I...

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...I flitted upon careless wing amid the beauteous
gardens of the distant strand, if you will...

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...Cundurango regions of Central America that made all
former specimens insignificant. My uncle hastened to secure...

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...path of roses. I was the accepted
suitor of the only and lovely daughter of an...

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...a higher court. They carried it on up, clear to the Supreme
Court of the United...

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...a hard
man, but I must look to my child's interest; if you had but one...

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...echoes in good condition, and he threw in another,
which he said was not salable because...

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...very bad memory, but I
hope you will not mind that. That is to say, it...

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...for the compliment, as far as it goes. Had you, or have
you, any brothers or...

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...in that account of Aaron Burr's funeral. Would you mind
telling me what particular circumstance it...

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...But their little game does not succeed. Our people are always
there ahead of them Sundays,...

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...to remember the man of the 13th
January. The results...

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...so noble, that by and by his love became a passion, almost
a worship. Now at...

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...hard
to choose, and all the harder because the promised penalty for an error
was so terrible...

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...sang their best,
but the scepter lay motionless in the king's hand. Hope died slowly out
in...

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...there
suffering agonies of pain, and each hour seemed a long month to him.
He kept his...

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...saved! The sacred singer has
chosen itself, as the oracle intended; the prophecy is fulfilled, and...

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...or poets, or statesmen; but when the toast works
down to the babies, we stand on...

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...usual
hour, two o'clock in the morning, didn't you rise up promptly and
remark, with a mental...

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...is blinking at the shining Milky Way with but a
languid interest--poor little chap!--and wondering what...

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...elsewhere if they don't get it. There is
a sumptuous variety about the New England weather...

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...around from place to place; probable areas of rain,
snow, hail, and drought, succeeded or preceded...

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...do it justice.
But, after all, there is at least one or two things about that...

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...in America
outside of the little corner called New England, which is Yankee land.
The English themselves...

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...stable-boy makes the same remark
without suffocating a single h, these two people are manifestly talking
two...

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...if I wanted to, I could pile
up differences here until I not only convinced you...

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...same sign out, and that whereas it takes nine
tailors to make an ordinary man, it...

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...to return to London,
and had "listed" my soiled linen for the wash. It made quite...

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...finally found his "apartments";
they consisted of a single room over a barber's shop in a...

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...this
man with a collar on. He now stepped under a lamp and got a venerable
paper...