Mark Twain's Sketches New and Old

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American Publishing Company, 1875 - American literature - 320 pages
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Page 75 - THE Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold, And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold; And the sheen of their spears was like stars on the sea, When the blue wave rolls nightly on deep Galilee.
Page 30 - In compliance with the request of a friend of mine, who wrote me from the East, I called on good-natured, garrulous old Simon Wheeler, and inquired after my friend's friend, Leonidas W. Smiley, as requested to do, and I hereunto append the result. I have a lurking suspicion that Leonidas W.
Page 34 - Smiley says, easy and careless, "he's good enough for one thing, I should judge — he can outjump any frog in Calaveras county." The feller took the box again, and took another long, particular look, and give it back to Smiley, and says, very deliberate, "Well," he says, "I don't see no p'ints about that frog that's any better'n any other frog.
Page 32 - ... always fetch up at the stand just about a neck ahead, as near as you could cipher it down. And he had a little small...
Page 34 - I'm only a stranger here, and I ain't got no frog; but if I had a frog, I'd bet you." And then Smiley says, "That's all right—that's all right— if you'll hold my box a minute, I'll go and get you a frog.
Page 43 - Well," Smiley says, easy and careless, "he's good enough for one thing, I should judge — he can outjump ary frog in Calaveras County.
Page 203 - Lord can't make no chil'en so black but what dey mother loves 'em an' wouldn't give 'em up, no, not for anything dat's in dis whole •world. "Well, sah, I was raised in ole Fo'ginny, but my mother she was raised in Maryland; an
Page 33 - ... any animal of his breed you ever see. Jumping on a dead level was his strong suit, you understand, and when it come to that, Smiley would ante up money on him as long as he had a red. Smiley was monstrous proud of his frog, and well he might be, for fellers that had traveled and been everywheres all said he laid over any frog that ever they see. "Well, Smiley kep...
Page 151 - JACK and Jill went up the hill, To fetch a pail of water; Jack fell down and broke his crown And Jill came tumbling after.
Page 30 - ... initial sentence, he never betrayed the slightest suspicion of enthusiasm; but all through the interminable narrative there ran a vein of impressive earnestness and sincerity which showed me plainly that, so far from his imagining that there was anything ridiculous or funny about his story, he regarded it as a really important matter, and admired its two heroes as men of transcendent genius in finesse.

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