Mark Twain: A Biography - Volume III

Albert Bigelow PAINE (1861 - 1937)

This work has been considered the "go-to" bio of Mark Twain for over a hundred years. Albert Bigelow Paine (July 10, 1861 – April 9, 1937) was an American author and biographer best known for his work with Mark Twain. These recordings of Paine's exhaustive biography cover Twain's personal and literary life in detail, heretofore, unapproached. The published work is divided into 7 sections, on three separate recordings:

Recording #1
-VOLUME I, Part 1: 1835-1866
-VOLUME I, Part 2: 1866-1875

Recording #2
-VOLUME II, Part 1: 1875-1886
-VOLUME II, Part 2: 1886-1900

Recording #3 (This Recording)
-VOLUME III, Part 1: 1900-1907
-VOLUME III, Part 2: 1907-1910
-Appendixes
( John Greenman and Wikipedia with special thanks to Eberhard Schneider, Altlußheim, Germany)

Genre(s): Biography & Autobiography, Humor, Social Science (Culture & Anthropology)

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 VOLUME III, Part 1: 1900-1907 CCXII. THE RETURN OF THE CONQUEROR John Greenman
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Play 02 CCXIII. MARK TWAIN—GENERAL SPOKESMAN John Greenman
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Play 03 CCXIV. MARK TWAIN AND THE MISSIONARIES John Greenman
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Play 04 CCXV. SUMMER AT “THE LAIR” John Greenman
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Play 05 CCXVI. RIVERDALE—A YALE DEGREE John Greenman
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Play 06 CCXVII. MARK TWAIN IN POLITICS John Greenman
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Play 07 CCXVIII. NEW INTERESTS AND INVESTMENTS John Greenman
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Play 08 CCXIX. YACHTING AND THEOLOGY John Greenman
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Play 09 CCXX. MARK TWAIN AND THE PHILIPPINES John Greenman
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Play 10 CCXXI. THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE John Greenman
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Play 11 CCXXII. A PROPHET HONORED IN HIS COUNTRY John Greenman
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Play 12 CCXXIII. AT YORK HARBOR John Greenman
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Play 13 CCXXIV. THE SIXTY-SEVENTH BIRTHDAY DINNER John Greenman
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Play 14 CCXXV. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE CONTROVERSIES John Greenman
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Play 15 CCXXVI. "WAS IT HEAVEN? OR HELL?” John Greenman
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Play 16 CCXXVII. THE SECOND RIVERDALE WINTER John Greenman
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Play 17 CCXXVIII. PROFFERED HONORS John Greenman
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Play 18 CCXXXIX. THE LAST SUMMER AT ELMIRA John Greenman
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Play 19 CCXXX. THE RETURN TO FLORENCE John Greenman
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Play 20 CCXXXI. THE CLOSE OF A BEAUTIFUL LIFE John Greenman
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Play 21 CCXXXII. THE SAD JOURNEY HOME John Greenman
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Play 22 CCXXXIII. BEGINNING ANOTHER HOME John Greenman
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Play 23 CCXXXIV. LIFE AT 21 FIFTH AVENUE John Greenman
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Play 24 CCXXXV. A SUMMER IN NEW HAMPSHIRE John Greenman
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Play 25 CCXXXVI. AT PIER 70 John Greenman
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Play 26 CCXXXVII. AFTERMATH John Greenman
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Play 27 CCXXXVIII. THE WRITER MEETS MARK TWAIN John Greenman
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Play 28 CCXXXIX. WORKING WITH MARK TWAIN John Greenman
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Play 29 CCXL. THE DEFINITION OF A GENTLEMAN John Greenman
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Play 30 CCXLI. GORKY, HOWELLS, AND MARK TWAIN John Greenman
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Play 31 CCXLII. MARK TWAIN’S GOOD-BY TO THE PLATFORM John Greenman
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Play 32 CCXLIII. AN INVESTMENT IN REDDING John Greenman
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Play 33 CCXLIV. TRAITS AND PHILOSOPHIES John Greenman
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Play 34 CCXLV. IN THE DAY’S ROUND John Greenman
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Play 35 CCXLVI. THE SECOND SUMMER AT DUBLIN John Greenman
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Play 36 CCXLVII. DUBLIN, CONTINUED John Greenman
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Play 37 CCXLVIII. "WHAT IS MAN?” AND THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY John Greenman
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Play 38 CCXLIX. BILLIARDS John Greenman
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Play 39 CCL. PHILOSOPHY AND PESSIMISM John Greenman
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Play 40 CCLI. A LOBBYING EXPEDITION John Greenman
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Play 41 CCLII. THEOLOGY AND EVOLUTION John Greenman
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Play 42 CCLIII. AN EVENING WITH HELEN KELLER John Greenman
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Play 43 CCLIV. BILLIARD-ROOM NOTES John Greenman
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Play 44 CCLV. FURTHER PERSONALITIES John Greenman
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Play 45 VOLUME III, Part 2: 1907-1910 - CCLVI. HONORS FROM OXFORD John Greenman
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Play 46 CCLVII. A TRUE ENGLISH WELCOME John Greenman
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Play 47 CCLVIII. DOCTOR OF LITERATURE, OXFORD John Greenman
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Play 48 CCLIX. LONDON SOCIAL HONORS John Greenman
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Play 49 CCLX. MATTERS PSYCHIC AND OTHERWISE John Greenman
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Play 50 CCLXI. MINOR EVENTS AND DIVERSIONS John Greenman
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Play 51 CCLXII. FROM MARK TWAIN’s MAIL. John Greenman
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Play 52 CCLXIII. SOME LITERARY LUNCHEONS John Greenman
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Play 53 CCLXIV. "CAPTAIN STORMFIELD” IN PRINT John Greenman
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Play 54 CCLXV. LOTOS CLUB HONORS John Greenman
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Play 55 CCLXVI. A WINTER IN BERMUDA John Greenman
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Play 56 CCLXVII. VIEWS AND ADDRESSES John Greenman
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Play 57 CCLXVIII. REDDING John Greenman
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Play 58 CCLXIX. FIRST DAYS AT STORMFIELD John Greenman
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Play 59 CCLXX. THE ALDRICH MEMORIAL John Greenman
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Play 60 CCLXXI. DEATH OF “SAM” MOFFETT John Greenman
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Play 61 CCLXXII. STORMFIELD ADVENTURES John Greenman
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Play 62 CCLXXIII. STORMFIELD PHILOSOPHIES John Greenman
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Play 63 CCLXXIV. CITIZEN AND FARMER John Greenman
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Play 64 CCLXXV. A MANTEL AND A BABY ELEPHANT John Greenman
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Play 65 CCLXXVI. SHAKESPEARE-BACON TALK John Greenman
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Play 66 CCLXXVII. "IS SHAKESPEARE DEAD?” John Greenman
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Play 67 CCLXXVIII. THE DEATH OF HENRY ROGERS John Greenman
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Play 68 CCLXXIX. AN EXTENSION OF COPYRIGHT John Greenman
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Play 69 CCLXXX. A WARNING John Greenman
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Play 70 CCLXXXI. THE LAST SUMMER AT STORMFIELD John Greenman
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Play 71 CCLXXXII. PERSONAL MEMORANDA John Greenman
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Play 72 CCLXXXIII. ASTRONOMY AND DREAMS John Greenman
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Play 73 CCLXXXIV. A LIBRARY CONCERT John Greenman
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Play 74 CCLXXXV. A WEDDING AT STORMFIELD John Greenman
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Play 75 CCLXXXVI. AUTUMN DAYS John Greenman
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Play 76 CCLXXXVII. MARK TWAIN’S READING John Greenman
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Play 77 CCLXXXVIII. A BERMUDA BIRTHDAY John Greenman
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Play 78 CCLXXXIX. THE DEATH OF JEAN John Greenman
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Play 79 CCXC. THE RETURN TO BERMUDA John Greenman
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Play 80 CCXCI. LETTERS FROM BERMUDA John Greenman
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Play 81 CCXCII. THE VOYAGE HOME John Greenman
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Play 82 CCXCIII. THE RETURN TO THE INVISIBLE John Greenman
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Play 83 CCXCIV. THE LAST RITES John Greenman
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Play 84 CCXCV. MARK TWAIN’S RELIGION John Greenman
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Play 85 CCXCVI. POSTSCRIPT John Greenman
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Play 86 Volume III - APPENDIXES - APPENDIX A - LETTER FROM ORION CLEMENS TO MISS WOOD CONCERNING HENRY CLEMENS (See Chapter xxvi) John Greenman
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Play 87 APPENDIX B - MARK TWAIN’S BURLESQUE OF CAPTAIN ISAIAH SELLERS (See Chapter xxvii) John Greenman
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Play 88 APPENDIX C - I. MARK TWAIN’S EMPIRE CITY HOAX - II. NEWS-GATHERING WITH MARK TWAIN (See Chapter xli) John Greenman
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Play 89 APPENDIX D - FROM MARK TWAIN’S FIRST LECTURE, DELIVERED OCTOBER 2, 1866 - HAWAIIAN IMPORTANCE TO AMERICA - NATIVE PASSION FOR FUNERALS - VIEW FROM HALEAKALA - NOTICE OF MARK TWAIN’S LECTURE - “THE TROUBLE IS OVER” (See Chapter liv) John Greenman
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Play 90 APPENDIX E - FROM “THE JUMPING FROG” BOOK (MARK TWAIN’S FIRST PUBLISHED VOLUME - I. ADVERTISEMENT - II. FROM ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS - III. FROM “A STRANGE DREAM” (Example of Mark Twain’s Early Descriptive Writing) (See Chapters lviii and lix) John Greenman
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Play 91 APPENDIX F - THE INNOCENTS ABROAD (See Chapter lx) John Greenman
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Play 92 APPENDIX G - MARK TWAIN AT THE CORRESPONDENTS CLUB, WASHINGTON (See Chapter lxiii) John Greenman
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Play 93 APPENDIX H - ANNOUNCEMENT FOR LECTURE OF JULY 2, 1868 (See Chapter lxvi) John Greenman
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Play 94 APPENDIX I - MARK TWAIN’S CHAMPIONSHIP OF THOMAS K. BEECHER (See Chapter lxxiv) John Greenman
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Play 95 APPENDIX J - THE INDIGNITY PUT UPON THE REMAINS OF GEORGE HOLLAND BY THE REV. MR. SABINE. (See Chapter lxxvii) John Greenman
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Play 96 APPENDIX K - A SUBSTITUTE FOR RULOFF - HAVE WE A SIDNEY CARTON AMONG US? (See Chapter lxxxii) John Greenman
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Play 97 APPENDIX L - ABOUT LONDON - ADDRESS AT A DINNER GIVEN BY THE SAVAGE CLUB, LONDON, SEPTEMBER 28, 1872. (See Chapter lxxxvii) John Greenman
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Play 98 APPENDIX M - LETTER WRITTEN TO MRS. CLEMENS FROM BOSTON, NOVEMBER, 1874, PROPHESYING A MONARCHY IN SIXTY-ONE YEARS. (See Chapter xcvii) John Greenman
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Play 99 APPENDIX N - MARK TWAIN AND COPYRIGHT - I. PETITION Concerning Copyright (1875) - CIRCULAR TO AMERICAN AUTHORS AND PUBLISHERS - II. Communications supposed to have been written by the Tsar of Russia and the Sultan of Turkey to Mark Twain on the subject of International Copyright, about 1890. - III. MARK TWAIN’S LAST SUGGESTION ON COPYRIGHT. (See Chapter cii) John Greenman
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Play 100 APPENDIX O - Speech on John Greenleaf Whittier's birthday (See Chapter cxiv) John Greenman
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Play 101 APPENDIX P - THE ADAM MONUMENT PETITION (See Chapter cxxxiv) John Greenman
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Play 102 APPENDIX Q- GENERAL GRANT’S GRAMMAR (Written in 1886. Delivered at an Army and Navy Club dinner in New York City) John Greenman
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Play 103 APPENDIX R - PARTY ALLEGIANCE. BEING A PORTION OF A PAPER ON “CONSISTENCY,” READ BEFORE THE MONDAY EVENING CLUB IN 1887. (See Chapter clxiii) John Greenman
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Play 104 APPENDIX S - ORIGINAL PREFACE FOR “A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR’S COURT” (See Chapter clxxii) John Greenman
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Play 105 APPENDIX T - A TRIBUTE TO HENRY H. ROGERS (See Chapter cc and earlier) John Greenman
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Play 106 APPENDIX U - FROM MARK TWAIN’S LAST POEM BEGUN AT RIVERDALE, NEW YORK. FINISHED AT YORK HARBOR, MAINE, AUGUST 18, 1902 (See Chapter ccxxiii) John Greenman
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Play 107 APPENDIX V - SELECTIONS FROM AN UNFINISHED BOOK, “3,000 YEARS AMONG THE MICROBES” THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A MICROBE, WHO, IN A FORMER EXISTENCE, HAD BEEN A MAN—HIS PRESENT HABITAT BEING THE ORGANISM OF A TRAMP, BLITZOWSKI. (WRITTEN AT DUBLIN, NEW HAMPSHIRE, 1905) (See Chapter ccxxxv) John Greenman
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Play 108 APPENDIX W - LITTLE BESSIE WOULD ASSIST PROVIDENCE (See Chapter cclxxxii) John Greenman
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Play 109 APPENDIX X - Part One - A CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF MARK TWAIN’S WORKS, PUBLISHED AND OTHERWISE—FROM 1851-1859 John Greenman
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Play 110 APPENDIX X - Part Two - MARK TWAIN’S WORKS, PUBLISHED AND OTHERWISE—FROM 1860 to 1869 John Greenman
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Play 111 APPENDIX X - Part Three - MARK TWAIN’S WORKS, FROM 1870 to 1879 John Greenman
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Play 112 APPENDIX X - Part Four - MARK TWAIN’S WORKS, FROM 1880 to 1889 John Greenman
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Play 113 APPENDIX X - Part Five - MARK TWAIN’S WORKS, FROM 1890 to 1899 John Greenman
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Play 114 APPENDIX X - Part Six - MARK TWAIN’S WORKS, FROM 1900 to 1910 John Greenman
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