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Autobiography of Mark Twain

Mark Twain says he is speaking from the grave. By the time the comes he will be dead and buried. From the grave one can speak freely If one writes a book when alive, he can't say everything. One can't say all the things about his life openly. The frankest, freest and privatest product of the human mind and heart is a love letter. It is because he knows that it will be read only by one person. If a man's love letter is published by a breach of promise, he feels very bad and thinks he should not have written many things he wrote in it. He may have written only the truth

Chapater 1

Mark Twain was born on 30 November 1835 in a small village of Florida, Missouri. The village had only a 100 people and so Mark Twain increased the population by 1 per cent. Nobody has done such a great thing for his town, not even Shakespeare.

He used to say that he was born in a palace, but somebody has sent him a picture of the house in which he was born. So he can't speak about the palace any more. The village had only two streets. Each one of them was only 200 yards long. The rest of the roads were lanes. The streets and the lanes were paved with tough black mud in the rainy sea­son and heavy dust in the dry season.

Most of the houses, except 3 or 4, were of logs. There were none of brick and stone. There was log church. The floor is made of logs. The cracks between the logs were not filled. There was no carpet and if you dropped anything it would go down.

The church was built on logs that reached about 3 feet from the ground, in the place between the ground and the log floor, hogs slept. Some­times dogs got after the pigs during the services, and the minister had to wait till the disturbances died down. In the wintenbreeze came through