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Mark Twain
Sketches New and Old



PREFACE

I have scattered through this volume a mass of matter which has never been in print before (such as "Learned Fables for Good Old Boys and Girls," the "Jumping Frog restored to the English tongue after martyrdom in the French," the "Membranous Croup" sketch, and many others which I need not specify): not doing this in order to make an advertisement of it, but because these things seemed instructive.

HARTFORD, 1875.

MARK TWAIN.

My Watch
Political Economy
The Jumping Frog
Journalism in Tennessee
The Story of the Bad Little Boy
The Story of the Good Little Boy
A Couple of Poems by Twain and Moore
Niagra
Answers to Correspondents
To Raise Poultry
Experience of the McWilliames with Membranous Croup
My First Literary Venture
How the Author Was Sold in Newark
The Office Bore
Johnny Greer
The Facts in the Great Beef Contract
The Case of George Fisher
Disgraceful Persecution of a Boy
The Judges "Spirited Woman"
Information Wanted
Some Learned Fables, For Good Old Boys and Girls
My Late Senatorial Secretaryship
A Fashion Item
Riley-Newspaper Correspondent
A Fine Old Man
Science vs. Luck
The Late Benjamin Franklin
Mr. Bloke's Item
A Medieval Romance
Petition Concerning Copyright
After-Dinner Speech
Lionizing Murderers
A New Crime
A Curious Dream
A True Story
The Siamese Twins
Speech at the Scottish Banquet in London
A Ghost Story
The Capitoline Venus
Speech on Accident Insurance
John Chinaman in New York
How I Edited an Agricultural Paper
The Petrified Man
My Bloody Massacre
The Undertaker's Chat
Concerning Chambermaid
Aurelia's Unfortunate Young Man
"After Jenkins"
About Barbers
"Party Cries" in Ireland
The Facts Concerning the Recent Resignation
History Repeats Itself
Honored as a Curiosity
First Interview with Artemus Ward
Cannibalism in the Cars
The Killing of Julius Caesar "Localized"
The Widow's Protest
The Scriptural Panoramist
Curing a Cold
A Curious Pleasure Excursion
Running for Governor
A Mysterious Visit
Personae

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