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By Mark Twain

In the summer season of 1855, while the nineteen-year-old Sam Clements traveled from Saint Louis to Hannibal, Paris, and Florida, Missouri, after which to Keokuk, Iowa, he carried with him a workstation within which he entered French classes, phrenological info, miscellaneous observations, and reminders approximately errands to be played. this primary pc hence took the random shape which might represent such a lot of these to follow.
About the textual content: as a way to keep away from editorial misrepresentation and to maintain the feel of autograph records, the entries are provided of their unique, usually unfinished, shape with such a lot of Clemens' irregularities, inconsistencies, blunders, and cancellations unchanged. Clemens' cancellations are incorporated within the textual content enclosed in perspective brackets, hence ; editorially-supplied conjectural readings are in sq. brackets, therefore [word]; hyphens inside of sq. brackets stand for unreadable letters, therefore [--]; and editorial comments are italicized and enclosed in sq. brackets, therefore [blank page}- A cut down separates replacement readings which Clemens left unresolved, therefore word/word. The separation of entries is indicated at the published web page by means of more space among traces; while the tip of a manuscript access coincides with the top of a web page of the broadcast textual content, the logo [#] follows the access. an entire dialogue of textual methods accompanies the tables of emendation and information of inscription within the Textual equipment on the finish of every quantity; particular textual difficulties are defined in headnotes or footnotes while strange occasions warrant.

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