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Mark Twain's 180th birthday to be celebrated in Hannibal

HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) – Mark Twain’s 180th birthday is being celebrated this weekend in his boyhood hometown.

The Hannibal Courier-Post reports that a mustache competition and a masquerade mask art show are among the activities planned for Saturday at the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum. 81 more words



Ok, I know this won’t be a popular sentiment to express, but I have to be honest: I HATE HOLIDAYS. All of them.

Look, I don’t hate the sentiments expressed on the holidays—-that’s all good stuff. 279 more words

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A Turkey Tale by Mark Twain


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When I was a boy my uncle and his big boys hunted with the rifle, the youngest boy Fred and I with a shotgun–a small single-barrelled shotgun which was properly suited to our size and strength; it was not much heavier than a broom. 1,217 more words


The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg by Mark Twain: An Analysis

Hadleyburg thinks it’s an incorruptible town. Well, a stranger will put that to the test.

So how does the stranger corrupt Hadleyburg? Well with the one thing that can corrupt almost anyone – money. 551 more words


Mark Twain 180th Birthday Bashes

This Monday, November 30, is the 180th anniversary of the day Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain) arrived in the world, and the occasion is being celebrated at two literary sites associated with the writer. 289 more words

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“Adam was but human – this explains it all. He did not want the apple for the apple’s sake; he wanted it only because it was forbidden. 20 more words

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