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A Legendary Speaker by Mark Twain

This is Mark Twain’s unforgettable description of an Iowa “erratic genius” and the legendary speech he gave to an audience in Keokuk.  It begins: Keokuk, a long time ago, was an occasional loafing place of that erratic genius, Henry Clay … Continue reading

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Mark Twain’s Scary Thunderstorm

People boast a good deal about Alpine thunderstorms; but the storms which I have had the luck to see in the Alps were not the equals of some which I have seen in the Mississippi valley.  I may not have … Continue reading

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