The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories

Author: Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Published: 1900
Language: English
Wordcount: 122,822 / 349 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.2
LoC Category: PS
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The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg
My First Lie, and How I Got out of it
The Esquimaux Maiden's Romance
Christian Science and The Book of Mrs. Eddy
Is He Living or Is He Dead?
My Debut as a Literary Person
At The Appetite-cure
Concerning The Jews
From The 'London Times' of 1904
About Play-acting
Travelling with a Reformer
Diplomatic Pay and Clothes
Luck
The Captain's Story
Stirring Times in Austria
Meisterschaft
My Boyhood Dreams
To The above Old People
In Memoriam - Olivia Susan Clemens.

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fy, and become a part of their very bone. The neighbouring towns were jealous of this honourable supremacy, and affected to sneer at Hadleyburg's pride in it and call it vanity; but all the same they were obliged to acknowledge that Hadleyburg was in reality an incorruptible town; and if pressed they would also acknowledge that the mere fact that a young man hailed from Hadleyburg was all the recommendation he needed when he went forth from his natal town to seek for responsible employment.

But at last, in the drift of time, Hadleyburg had the ill luck to offend a passing stranger--possibly without knowing it, certainly without caring, for Hadleyburg was sufficient unto itself, and cared not a rap for strangers or their opinions. Still, it would have been well to make an exception in this one's case, for he was a bitter man, and revengeful. All through his wanderings during a whole year he kept his injury in mind, and gave all his leisure moments to trying to invent a compensating satisfaction for it.

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