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Mark Twain

What Is Man? and Other Essays

    Menna Abu Zahrahas quoted5 months ago
    While he was thus hesitating, the following incident occurred.
    Menna Abu Zahrahas quoted5 months ago
    This gives it too much distinction, too much prominence, too much credit. It is only the LAST link in a very long chain of turning-points commissioned to produce the cardinal result; it is not any more important than the humblest of its ten thousand predecessors.
    Menna Abu Zahrahas quoted5 months ago
    The turning-point of my life
    I
    Menna Abu Zahrahas quoted5 months ago
    ? Now Jean is in her grave!
    Menna Abu Zahrahas quoted5 months ago
    were together; WE WERE A FAMILY! the dream had come true—oh, precisely true, contentedly, true, satisfyingly true! and remained true two whole days.
    Menna Abu Zahrahas quoted5 months ago
    DECEMBER 26TH. The dog came to see me at eight o'clock this morning. He was very affectionate, poor orphan! My room will be his quarters hereafter.
    Menna Abu Zahrahas quoted5 months ago
    From my windows I saw the hearse and the carriages wind along the road and gradually grow vague and spectral in the falling snow, and presently disappear. Jean was gone out of my life, and would not come back any more.
    Menna Abu Zahrahas quoted5 months ago
    Then he played the Intermezzo; that was for Susy; then he played the Largo; that was for their mother. He did this at my request
    Menna Abu Zahrahas quoted5 months ago
    As they lifted the casket, Paine began playing on the orchestrelle Schubert's "Impromptu," which was Jean's favorite.
    Menna Abu Zahrahas quoted5 months ago
    hey told me the first mourner to come was the dog
    Menna Abu Zahrahas quoted5 months ago
    CHRISTMAS NIGHT.—This afternoon they took her away from her room
    Menna Abu Zahrahas quoted5 months ago
    At last she ran out of money, and would not use mine
    Menna Abu Zahrahas quoted5 months ago
    I will keep them. Her hand has touched them—it is an accolade—they are noble, now.
    Menna Abu Zahrahas quoted5 months ago
    He has wonderful eyes—big, and kind, and eloquent. He can talk with them
    Menna Abu Zahrahas quoted5 months ago
    yet must be sought,
    Menna Abu Zahrahas quoted5 months ago
    dumb sense that something has been lost that will never be found again
    Menna Abu Zahrahas quoted9 months ago
    They cannot heal the hurt, but they take away some of the pain.
    Menna Abu Zahrahas quoted9 months ago
    She never allowed her Italian, French, and German to get rusty through neglect.
    Menna Abu Zahrahas quoted9 months ago
    She thought all letters deserved the courtesy of an answer. Her mother brought her up in that kindly error.
    Menna Abu Zahrahas quoted9 months ago
    There was never a kinder heart than Jean's.
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