Twain's Word

Having attended a service one day delivered by the future bishop of Albany, Mark Twain congratulated the reverend (Doane). "I welcomed it as an old friend," he declared. "I have a book at home containing every word of it."

"I am sure you have not," the pastor exclaimed. "Indeed I have," Twain persisted. "Well, I'd like to have a look at it then," Doane replied. "Could you send it over to me?"

Sure enough, the following day Doane received a parcel from Twain supporting his claim: An unabridged dictionary!

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