The Writings of Mark Twain [pseud.]: Pudd'nhead Wilson and Those extraordinary twins

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Harper & brothers, 1894
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Página 233 - ... doing all he could to reform his brother, the other half, who never got any satisfaction out of drinking, anyway, because liquor never affected him. Yes, here she was, stranded with that deep injustice of hers torturing her poor torn heart. I didn't know what to do with her. I was as sorry for her as anybody could be, but the campaign was over, the book was finished, she was sidetracked, and there was no possible way of crowding her in, anywhere. I could not leave her there, of course; it would...
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