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So there was a great deal of nervous tension until the ship's wound was repaired. Some of the passengers slept in their clothes the remainder of the trip. Fortunately, however, the calm seas held, and after crawling along for the three days the repairs took, the S. S. Minnetonka continued her voyage. Mark Twain, who was very kindhearted, immediately interested himself in getting up a statement to the Directors of the Atlantic Transport Line, completely exonerating the S. S. Minnetonka's Captain from all blame for the accident.

Prize for good play in Horse Billiards Tournament. July 10, 1907. Mark Twain I was much prouder of this than I would have been of winning the real prize, especially when, with great ceremony, Mark Twain escorted Mother and me to his stateroom and told his secretary to spread out a number of his photographs so that I could choose one for my very own. There were twenty or more different poses, and it was terribly difficult to decide which one to take. There were head studies, full-length pictures, and three-quarter onesphotographs of him in all his favorite poses that were already familiar to me.

His bushy eyebrows went up. " he exclaimed. " "Oh, yes," I confirmed the sweeping statement which, like the false report of Mr. "1 Mark Twain, however, was still a trifle incredulous and asked what might be considered a leading question. " "Tom Sawyer. It's so . . so. . "I groped around for the right word to express what I meant and finally found it. " I think he was still trying to probe the truth of my claim. I replied promptly. "The part where Tom gets all his friends to do his work for him.

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