Mark Twain (1835-1910) was an American humorist, satirist, social critic, lecturer and novelist. He is most remembered for <n>The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn</n> and <n>The Adventures of Tom Sawyer</n>. He wrote this story in 1870.
What Stumped the Bluejays?
Animals talk to each other, of course. There can be no question about that; but I suppose there are very few people who can understand them. I never knew but one man who... MORE
Rural America · March 10, 2017
The War Prayer
It was a time of great and exalting excitement. The country was up in arms, the war was on, in every breast burned the holy fire of patriotism; the drums were beating, the... MORE
Rural America · June 3, 2016
Running for Governor
A few months ago I was nominated for Governor of the great state of New York, to run against Mr. John T. Smith and Mr. Blank J. Blank on an independent ticket. I... MORE
Rural America · May 17, 2016
Political Economy is the basis of all good government. The wisest men of all ages have brought to bear upon this subject the— [Here I was interrupted and informed that a stranger... MORE
Rural America · December 4, 2015
How I Edited An Agricultural Paper (Once)
I did not take temporary editorship of an agricultural paper without misgivings. Neither would a landsman take command of a ship without misgivings. But I was in circumstances that made the salary an... MORE
Rural America · October 16, 2015