Sketches New and Old, Part 5.

By Mark Twain

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...SKETCHES NEW AND OLD

by Mark Twain

Part 5.



THE SIAMESE TWINS--[Written about 1868.]

I do not wish to...

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...each, that a general army court had to be assembled
to determine which one was properly...

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...the young lady could not gather sufficient courage to answer it
while Eng was by. ...

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...the untoward situation, and suffer in silence and
sorrow. They have officially and deliberately examined...

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...drink a broad general
health to all good women when you drink the health of the...

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...Joan of Arc? Who was braver? Who has given us a grander
instance of...

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...all the bruised and persecuted children of misfortune
that knock at its hospitable door. [Cheers.] ...

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...not know. All at once I found
myself awake, and filled with a shuddering expectancy....

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...Then I had had a visitor, and the elephant
tread was explained.

I put out the light...

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...contemplation of that great footprint in the
ashes. By and by its outlines began to...

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...even there if the nudity were of your sex,
you repay me by wrecking all the...

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...where the body lay! So I haunted the museum night after
night. I even...

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...still that he had carried off my red blanket and my
bath-tub.






THE CAPITOLINE VENUS

CHAPTER I

[Scene-An Artist's...

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...hands? Will you swear to submit to whatever I do? Will you
pledge me...

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...since
unfortunately interrupted, is entirely and most satisfactorily restored,
and we shall be most happy if you...

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...they held a final conference and, decided that the Venus was
worth the enormous sum of...

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...dug up near Syracuse, in the State of New
York, or near any other place, keep...

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...so sad as the look that came into another splintered customer's
face when he found he...

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...cork soles; and having so scanned him from
head to foot, cracked some unseemly joke about...

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...a group of men and boys at the foot
of the stairs dispersed with one impulse,...

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...that every year millions and millions of bushels of turnips are
spoiled in this township alone...

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... corn-stalks and planting his buckwheat cakes in July instead of
...

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...the strain of one of your agricultural
articles, and I know that nothing can ever unseat...

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...want you to throw up your situation and go. I want no
more holiday--I could...

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...you have
treated me, I am perfectly willing to go. But I have done my...

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...the petrified man to have been in
a state of complete petrifaction for over ten generations;...

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...and by drift back again and
remark that the fingers of the left hand were spread...

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...frequent on the Pacific coast for a while. Once more, in my
self-complacent simplicity I...

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...and the same
place, and contained only six houses anyhow, and consequently there could
be no forest...

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...an expression of
concentrated awe:

"Jim, he b'iled his baby, and he took the old 'oman's skelp....