The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg

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Author: Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Published: 1900
Language: English
Wordcount: 17,544 / 56 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 87.3
LoC Category: PS
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 1,831
mnybks.net#: 7056
Origin: gutenberg.org
More Info: wikipedia.org
Genres: Satire, Humor, Audiobook
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ive him the money, and ask no further questions, for he is certainly the right man.

"But if you shall prefer a public inquiry, then publish this present writing in the local paper--with these instructions added, to wit: Thirty days from now, let the candidate appear at the town-hall at eight in the evening (Friday), and hand his remark, in a sealed envelope, to the Rev. Mr. Burgess (if he will be kind enough to act); and let Mr. Burgess there and then destroy the seals of the sack, open it, and see if the remark is correct: if correct, let the money be delivered, with my sincere gratitude, to my benefactor thus identified."

Mrs. Richards sat down, gently quivering with excitement, and was soon lost in thinkings--after this pattern: "What a strange thing it is! . . . And what a fortune for that kind man who set his bread afloat upon the waters! . . . If it had only been my husband that did it!--for we are so poor, so old and poor! . . ." Then, with a sigh--"But it was not my Edward; no, it was no

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