zondag 18 juli 2010


(Mark) Twain recalls being invited to an official White House dinner and being warned by his wife, Olivia, who stayed at home, not to wear his winter galoshes. At the White House, he sought out the first lady, Frances Cleveland, and got her to sign a card on which was written “He didn’t.”

Over de nieuwe editie van Mark Twain's autobiografie, New York Times, 09.07.2010.
Het prentje: Edoardo Gelli, Portrait of Mark Twain, 1904.

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