The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg

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1st World Publishing, Sep 1, 2004 - Fiction - 480 pages
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Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. 1st World Library-Literary Society is a non-profit educational organization. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - It was many years ago. Hadleyburg was the most honest and upright town in all the region round about. It had kept that reputation unsmirched during three generations, and was prouder of it than of any other of its possessions. It was so proud of it, and so anxious to insure its perpetuation, that it began to teach the principles of honest dealing to its babies in the cradle, and made the like teachings the staple of their culture thenceforward through all the years devoted to their education. Also, throughout the formative years temp-tations were kept out of the way of the young people, so that their honesty could have every chance to harden and solidify, and become a part of their very bone. The neighbouring towns were jealous of this honourable supremacy, and affected to sneer at Hadleyburg's pride in it and call it vanity; but all the same they were obliged to acknowledge that Hadleyburg was in reality an incorruptible town; and if pressed they would also acknowledge that the mere fact that a young man hailed from Hadleyburg was all the recommendation he needed when he went forth from his natal town to seek for responsible employment.
 

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Contents

THE MAN THAT CORRUPTED HADLEYBURG
7
MY FIRST LIE AND HOW I GOT OUT OF IT
78
THE ESQUIMAUX MAIDENS ROMANCE
89
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE AND THE BOOK OF MRS EDDY
112
IS HE LIVING OR IS HE DEAD?
173
MY DEBUT AS A LITERARY PERSON
186
AT THE APPETITECURE
224
CONCERNING THE JEWS
241
ABOUT PLAYACTING
282
TRAVELLING WITH A REFORMER
294
DIPLOMATIC PAY AND CLOTHES
317
LUCK
330
THE CAPTAINS STORY
336
STIRRING TIMES IN AUSTRIA
342
MEISTERSCHAFT
428
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FROM THE LONDON TIMES OF 1904
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Mark Twain was born Samuel L. Clemens in Florida, Missouri on November 30, 1835. He worked as a printer, and then became a steamboat pilot. He traveled throughout the West, writing humorous sketches for newspapers. In 1865, he wrote the short story, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, which was very well received. He then began a career as a humorous travel writer and lecturer, publishing The Innocents Abroad in 1869, Roughing It in 1872, and, Gilded Age in 1873, which was co-authored with Charles Dudley Warner. His best-known works are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mississippi Writing: Life on the Mississippi, and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. He died of a heart attack on April 21, 1910.

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