The Curious Republic of Gondour, and Other Whimsical Sketches

By Mark Twain

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...THE CURIOUS REPUBLIC OF GONDOUR AND OTHER WHIMSICAL SKETCHES

By Mark Twain




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...candidates for that parliament whose business it should be to enlarge the suffrage. The weightiest...

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...a friend one day he delivered a careless bow to a passer-by, and then remarked...

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...able to outvote his wife, if he had luck.

Competitive examinations were the rule and in...

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...questioned the wisdom of this. I was answered that he could do no harm, since...

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...and the suffering were always divided up with strict impartiality between us--which is to say,...

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...the North, in gratitude to him for having saved their lives by an act of...

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...and more intense, as I proceeded; nor how a fell darkness descended upon his countenance,...

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... Dollars, lawful money of
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...in city of
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...I took no interest in such things.





INTRODUCTORY TO "MEMORANDA"

In taking upon myself the burden of...

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...tales, and other frothy trifles, and to these the reader can turn for relaxation from...

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... for being keener on the scent than a stupid watch dog. The fact...

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...in the nineteenth century, Dr. T. has had advantages which Paul and Peter and the...

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...a triumphal barge upon a desert, and planting a tree of prosperity in a mine--a...

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...knowing that it is the key of the whole thing and the only important paragraph...

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..."Yes." It was at the "wake" that the bill for embalming arrived and was presented...

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...morions, greaves, and gauntlets, and addressed as "Sir" Smith, and "Sir" Jones, and bearing such...

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...from hanging, from the amiable Bois-Guilbert and the pleasant Front-de-Boeuf clear down to the nameless...

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...of Judea and through the Vale of Sharon to Joppa, down by the ocean. Leaving...

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...club any game with that came within shooting distance, but far from efficient as an...

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..."If there is anything that could make a man deliberately assault a dying cripple, I...

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...up to scold the Arab. I knew I had to take the rear again. In...

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...together once more by my delay, and that they were all anxious to drink too--and...

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...more on room than style, any way, in the last final container. Friends wanted a...

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...had me measure him and take a whole raft of directions; then he had a...

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...will take many months to obliterate the memory of the remarks and circumstances that impressed...

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...unnoticed. This is the second time that 'The Tribune' (no doubt sincerely looking to the...

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...than he was in Denmark, where he had to eternally stand up because he had...

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...its gravity entitles it. We refer to the fact that the nation is to be...

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...two weeks his valet in America.

And so forth, and so on. This isn't half the...

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...was a great day, that--a great day, and a very, very sad one. I remember...

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...see these substantial old friends of mine sit on the platform and give tone to...

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...the northeast balcony cleared his throat with a smothered little cough it startled everybody uncomfortably,...

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...comfortable during her occasional confinements. Her father is able to testify to this. There was...

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...the shooting, McFarland was ANXIOUS AND UNEASY, and that five minutes after it he was...

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...It is dreadful to think that maybe the most awful calamity that can befall a...

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...not known.


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...rounds of his establishment to prepare for the occasion, and tuk the precaution to warrum...

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... RUSSIA SIDES...

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...or other prey; fond of eating and drinking, and not particular about the quality, quantity,...

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...of 1812--when the South fired upon Sumter--when Richmond fell--when the President's life was taken. In...

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...we had 'a Bourbon among us'; I have played sea-serpent off Nahant, and Woolly-Horse and...

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...him to say something smart with his latest gasp and launch into eternity with grandeur....

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...and Adams is the last of earth," but he put it off a trifle too...

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...have Benjamin Franklin. Franklin, the author of Poor Richard's quaint sayings; Franklin the immortal axiom-builder,...

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...the unabridged dictionary."

And H. G., "I desire, now, to say a few words on political...