Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 150,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

The Facts Concerning The Recent Carnival of Crime in Connecticut

Cover image for

Download


Author: Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Language: English
Wordcount: 6,866 / 26 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 65.6
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 2,138
mnybks.net#: 7047
Genre: Satire
Excerpt

cate of the practice. Well, the sight of her handwriting reminded me that I way getting very hungry to see her again. I easily guessed what I should find in her letter. I opened it. Good! just as I expected; she was coming! Coming this very day, too, and by the morning train; I might expect her any moment.

I said to myself, "I am thoroughly happy and content now. If my most pitiless enemy could appear before me at this moment, I would freely right any wrong I may have done him."

Straightway the door opened, and a shriveled, shabby dwarf entered. He was not more than two feet high. He seemed to be about forty years old. Every feature and every inch of him was a trifle out of shape; and so, while one could not put his finger upon any particular part and say, "This is a conspicuous deformity," the spectator perceived that this little person was a deformity as a whole--a vague, general, evenly blended, nicely adjusted deformity. There was a fox-like cunning in the face and the sharp little eyes, an

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2012.10.04
Sardo Weems
*****

A short piece by Twain, good, as always. He takes an allegory literally and bends it all out of shape, dragging it to its logical conclusion.

Funny and self-effacing. He was a master, even in his minor stuff.


SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 150,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

N. S. Wikarski
Despite earning a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, Amazon bestselling author, Nancy Wikarski, discovered that her real passion lies with historical mystery and adventure fiction writing. Her Arkana Series in particular has enthralled fans with its treasure hunting and secret societies. As our author of the day, we chat with Nancy about how she came up with the compelling ideas for her stories, the challenge of writing about a villain with values she cannot relate to at all and how she shares a secret skill with the main character of her series.
Read full interview...