Eve's Diary

Eve's Diary
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Eve's Diary by Mark Twain

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Eve's Diary
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A comic short story written in the style of a diary kept by the first woman, Eve.

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ch of delicate pink dust in the hole. I put my finger in, to feel it, and said OUCH! and took it out again. It was a cruel pain. I put my finger in my mouth; and by standing first on one foot and then the other, and grunting, I presently eased my misery; then I was full of interest, and began to examine.

I was curious to know what the pink dust was. Suddenly the name of it occurred to me, though I had never heard of it before. It was FIRE! I was as certain of it as a person could be of anything in the world. So without hesitation I named it that--fire.

I had created something that didn't exist before; I had added a new thing to the world's uncountable properties; I realized this, and was proud of my achievement, and was going to run and find him and tell him about it, thinking to raise myself in his esteem--but I reflected, and did not do it. No--he would not care for it. He would ask what it was good for, and what could I answer? for if it was not GOOD for something, but only beautiful, merely bea

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Adam and Eve's relationship is humorously and thoughtfully examined in this short story by Mark Twain.
It was a good read, humorous but short. I just dont understand the last line....any comments?
An excellent short story, full of humour and lines worth quoting. Twain makes it easy to relate to both Adam and Eve, in certain ways. An interesting look on God's biggest creation.
GREAT! Also Adam's Diary is a good read. Both funny and a great study of how man and woman do not communicate or not communicate.
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FEATURED AUTHOR - C.L. Shore began reading mysteries in the second grade, and has been a fan of the genre ever since. Maiden Murders, (2018), a prequel to A Murder in May (2017), is her most recent mystery release. Her short stories have appeared in Sisters in Crime anthologies, Kings River Life Magazine, and Mysterical-E. Cherry Blossom Temple (2020) is her first women’s fiction novel. Shore has been a member of Sisters in Crime for over a decade, serving as a local board member for several years.