Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World. Part 7

By Mark Twain

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...FOLLOWING
...

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...when it reaches
the head of the infant class they bully it with conundrums that cover...

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...and it will fit more than one region of America:

"The...

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...them are, and quaintly funny and confused as a
goodly number of them are, there is...

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... royal condescension. The bird-like happiness has flown away from my
...

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...clear, now that I come to cipher upon it. He gets up
at about 5...

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...kind of insane answers are quoted in the book from
that examination. Each answer is...

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...the following bulky matters: Geometry, the
Solar Spectrum, the Habeas Corpus Act, the British Parliament, and...

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...when the American pupil is using but one language, and
that one his own, his performance...

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...he hermetically sealed his lips not to
open them again. ...

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...one is forced to
believe it although one knows it isn't so. For instance, the...

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...and not stir a
doubt in anybody's mind. My own luck has been curious all...

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...as the
important member of the family--in fact, her favorite. Surely, it must
occur to even...

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...has dissolved to an unreality now; it is gone from your mind
with all its businesses...

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... Excep' the jiggle from the screw."

April 14. ...

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...the peg is sharp and looks like a
toothpick. The passion for this humble ornament...

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...a Council appointed by
himself; but Pope Hennessey came out as...

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..."The population is very small; small to insignificance. The
majority...

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...reading-matter-one of them English, the other French.
The English page is...

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...You know, in these days, when a country begins to
introduce the tea culture, it means...

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...was day before yesterday.

One is clever pestered by a beggar or a peddler in this...

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...a sharp eye on a multitude of little lines that stretch along
the northern boundaries of...

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...that the
most fortunate thing that has ever befallen that empire was the
establishment of British supremacy...

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...down and destroy a sort of bean-crop--just for fun,
apparently--tear off the pods and throw them...

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...the enchantments wrought by distance,
are wanting. There are no distances; there is no perspective,...

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...set the fashion, and it will endure in one degree of
modification or another till the...

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... And North and South Amerikee."

May 3. Sunday. Fifteen or twenty...

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...and then he will
see a picture, and always the same picture--the double rank of dead...

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...and groups of trees, like England.

The Portuguese have the railroad (one passenger train a day)...

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...of business was in
the elephant line. Jamrach had contracted to deliver to Barnum in...

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...a glass case around it and make a sacred thing
of it; and you'll see all...

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...house neglected and going-to decay, and he inquired into the matter
and was told that many...

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...door at 6. Did I want my boots cleaned? Fifteen
minutes later another bang....

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...colored denotes
marriage.

None but heathen Zulus on the police; Christian ones not allowed.

May 9. A...

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...child under three, holding that it
does not need purifying.

The King of the Zulus, a fine...

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...to laugh and chat--there a monk reads
a holy book aloud during meals, and nobody speaks...

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...its shops, and sends them forth
able to read and write, and also well equipped to...

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... ...

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...details of their side of the quarrel except one--what
they expected to accomplish by an armed...

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...you cannot quite understand.

For you find that as a preparation for this loyal, lawful, and...

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...and desired to
procure by peaceful means a modification of the laws.

2. Mr. Cecil Rhodes,...

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...efforts to keep Jameson from coming to
their assistance. Jameson's invasion had been set for...

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...best; they secured seats--by sitting in
them--eight hours before the first train was timed to leave.

Mr....

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...of the population. For an
old letter, this was much. For a letter two...

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...revolution and in talking revolution, were the
Reformers "bluffing," or were they in earnest? If...

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...next morning--New Year's--when he received notice that
"a few hundred" Boers were waiting for him a...

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...world. They
proclaimed martial law and the re-establishment of their Republic. They
organized their forces...

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...second battle.

On the 7th of February General Colley discovered that the Boers were
flanking his position....

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... British loss, 700 men.

Boer loss, so far as known,...

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..."there lay about 30 wounded or
otherwise disabled" men. Also during the night "some 30...

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...I quote
her words.]--This is a large improvement upon the precedents established
at Bronkhorst, Laing's Nek, Ingogo,...

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... In the 4 battles
fought in 1881 and the two fought by Jameson, the British...

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...was a pity to bring those futile Maxims
along. Jameson should have furnished himself with a...

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...this, and says he merely
promised to send out "some" men "to meet you."]

[It seems a...

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... These latter consider that South Africa
consists of Table Mountain, the diamond mines, the Johannesburg...

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...there,
and that was a fresh subject. What I heard there was afterwards repeated
to me...

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...it? Laws inimical to religious liberty? Yes. Laws
denying, representation and suffrage to the...

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...and his professional business is
with the Boers exclusively. He told me that the ancient...

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...methods to the desired limit
is a return to the old-time slow-misery and lingering-death system of...

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... These fiendish clothes, together with the
proper lounging gait, good-natured face, happy air, and easy...

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...shackly country lout six feet high, in battered gray
slouched hat with wide brim, and old...

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...the way down for the prison fare.

In the train Mr. B. told me that the...

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...truthfully be called a novelty, and the
diamond mine is the greatest and most select and...

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...note: "From the Greek meaning 'pawned it.'" M.T.]--I know
these particulars to be correct.

The news flew...

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...his commonwealth did wisely to take the money and keep
out of a dispute, since the...

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...will
weigh considerably less than a pound, but will be worth four or five
times as much...

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...hundred dollars. It made him a Vanderbilt. He could buy four
wives, and have...

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...and
laborious and costly processes whereby the diamonds are gotten out of the
deeps of the earth...

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...the
lofty and worshipful patriot and statesman that multitudes believe him to
be, or Satan come again,...

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...the most of them believe he meant well. He
weeps over the harshly--taxed Johannesburgers and...

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...saw in one of them a quaint old picture which
was a link in a curious...

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...alias. She had disgraced
herself with her people; so she chose to change her name...