The Writings of Mark Twain [pseud.], Volume 14

Harper & brothers, 1899
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Página 132 - If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
Página 46 - The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.
Página 41 - The villagers were astonished and enchanted with the magnificence of their performance, and could not bear to have them stop. All the music that they had ever heard before seemed spiritless prenticework and barren of grace or charm when compared with these intoxicating floods of melodious sound. They realized that for once in their lives they were hearing masters. CHAPTER VII. One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives.
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Página 166 - Even the clearest and most perfect circumstantial evidence is likely to be at fault, after all, and therefore ought to be received with great caution. Take the case of any pencil, sharpened by any woman : if you have witnesses, you will find she did it with a knife ; but if you take simply the aspect of the pencil, you will say she did it with her teeth.— Pudd'nAead Wilson's Calendar.
Página 200 - freak" — or "freaks" — which was — or which were — on exhibition in our cities — a combination consisting of two heads and four arms joined to a single body and a single pair of legs — and I thought I would write an extravagantly fantastic little story with this freak of nature for hero — or heroes — a silly young miss for heroine, and two old ladies and two boys for the minor parts.

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