What makes you cringe? Meanwhile, he tried, unsuccessfully, to publish a book made up of his letters from Hawaii. Because Bixby was an exceptional pilot and had a license to navigate the Missouri River and the upper as well as the lower Mississippi, lucrative opportunities several times took him upstream.
Clara had wished to study the piano under Theodor Leschetizky in Vienna.
But I repeat myself. If the Eiffel Tower were now representing the world's age, the skin of paint on the pinnacle-knob at its summit would represent man's share of that age; and anybody would perceive that the skin was what the tower was built for.
More Maxims of Mark edited by Merle Johnson Humor must not professedly teach, and it must not professedly preach, but it must do both if it would live forever. I doubt if I could do it myself. This appears to be the origin of the variant: If you would have your work last forever, and by forever I mean fifty years, it must neither overtly preach nor overtly teach, but it must covertly preach and covertly teach.
The description may or may not be apt.
The Gilded Age was remarkably well received, and a play based on the most amusing character from the novel, Colonel Sellers, also became quite popular. He was again embarked on an apprenticeship, in the hearty company of a group of writers sometimes called the Sagebrush Bohemians, and again he succeeded.
Twain claimed to have foreseen this death in a dream a month earlier,  which inspired his interest in parapsychology ; he was an early member of the Society for Psychical Research.
Statements c. His sister Margaret — died when Twain was three, and his brother Benjamin — died three years later.