A Dog's Tale

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pubOne info LLC, Sep 15, 2010 - Fiction - 17 pages
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pubOne.info thank you for your continued support and wish to present you this new edition. My father was a St. Bernard, my mother was a collie, but I am a Presbyterian. This is what my mother told me, I do not know these nice distinctions myself. To me they are only fine large words meaning nothing. My mother had a fondness for such; she liked to say them, and see other dogs look surprised and envious, as wondering how she got so much education. But, indeed, it was not real education; it was only show: she got the words by listening in the dining-room and drawing-room when there was company, and by going with the children to Sunday-school and listening there; and whenever she heard a large word she said it over to herself many times, and so was able to keep it until there was a dogmatic gathering in the neighborhood, then she would get it off, and surprise and distress them all, from pocket-pup to mastiff, which rewarded her for all her trouble. If there was a stranger he was nearly sure to be suspicious, and when he got his breath again he would ask her what it meant. And she always told him.

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User Review  - Ajim Bagwan - Goodreads

A wonderful piece of writing, a short story- imaginative, captivating and beautiful; with a heart-wrenching end. You will love your dog more and would possibly imagine things from their point of view after reading this evocative story. Mark Twain certainly knows how to do it. Read full review

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User Review  - Morgan - Goodreads

It's not about dogs. The biggest problem is that there is an abrupt tonal transition towards the middle of the story that makes you feel as though you're reading two separate stories. And it's short enough as it is. Read full review

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Mark Twain was born Samuel L. Clemens in Florida, Missouri on November 30, 1835. He worked as a printer for a time, and then became a steamboat pilot. He traveled in 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, co-authored with Charles Dudley Warner, Gilded Age in 1873. His best-known works are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), Mississippi Writing: Life on the Mississippi (1883), and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884). He died of a heart attack on April 21, 1910.

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