Sketches New and Old, Part 6.

By Mark Twain

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...SKETCHES NEW AND OLD

by Mark Twain

Part 6.



THE UNDERTAKER'S CHAT

"Now that corpse," said the undertaker, patting...

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...procession--fill the hearse full of
mourners, and get out a stern line and tow him behind....

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...his whip and went lumbering away with his ancient ruin of a
hearse, and I continued...

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...leave the
slop-bucket by the door and rocking-chair by the window, when you come in
at midnight...

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...lives in the beautiful city of San Jose; she is perfectly unknown to
me, and simply...

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...at first, before he had suffered such an
alarming depreciation. Still, her brave soul bore...

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...give him ninety days, without grace, and if he does not
break his neck in the...

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...ostentation in dress which is so
peculiar to her, was attired in a simple white lace...

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...a man to look calmly into the eyes of a waiting barber and tell
him he...

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...losing two shillings on the result in bets
with the other barbers, a thing which gave...

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...wanted to just smooth off one
little roughness, and in the same moment he slipped his...

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...a peculiarly religious community. This may be said of the
whole of the North of...

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...any voice in the counsels of the
nation, and so I could no longer hold office...

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...get him removed. However, that would harm others besides
himself, and do me no real...

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...very offensive to me; but under the
circumstances I would overlook the matter and come to...

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...I entered. They were all
there; but nobody offered me a seat. They stared...

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... But the
servants of a nation can know no peace. I had hardly reached...

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...Gibraltar, and Cadiz,
...

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...their country,
and toil on and suffer for twenty-five hundred dollars a year. What they
write...

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...a grandmother for a mother. How
well I remember my grandmother's asking me not to...

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...likely? Secretary
of War? First Gentleman of the Bedchamber? Commissioner of the Royal--"

"Stuff,...