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How Mark Twain Used Today’s Evocative Word – SPLENDID to get ’em evocatin’

How Mark Twain Used Today’s Evocative Word – SPLENDID  to get ’em evocatin’

Twain with pen by Mark Anderson

 

And then when I went up to bed she come up with me and fetched her candle, and tucked me in, and mothered me so good I felt mean, and like I couldn’t look her in the face; and she set down on the bed and talked with me a long time, and said what a   SPLENDID    boy Tom was, and didn’t seem to want to ever stop talking about him; and kept asking me every now and then if I reckoned he could a got lost, or hurt, or maybe drownded, and might be laying at this minute somewheres suffering or dead, and she not by him to help him, and so the tears would drip down silent, and I would tell her that Sid was all right, and would be home in the morning, sure; and she would squeeze my hand, or maybe kiss me, and tell me to say it again, and keep on saying it, because it done her good, and she was in so much trouble.  And when she was going away she looked down in my eyes so steady and gentle, and says: 

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Published in   What Mark Twain Learned Me ’bout Public Speakin’  by Conor Cunneen

Original SOURCE: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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Original illustration by my good buddy Mark Twain appears in What Mark Twain Learned Me ’bout Public Speakin’

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How Mark Twain Used Today’s Evocative Word – DIMLY to get ’em evocatin’

How Mark Twain Used Today’s Evocative Word – DIMLY  to get ’em evocatin’

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“I vaguely remember some of the details of that gathering—dimly I can see a hundred people—no, perhaps fifty—shadowy figures sitting at tables feeding, ghosts now to me, and nameless forever more. I don’t know who they were, but I can very distinctly see, seated at the grand table and facing the rest of us, Mr. Emerson, supernaturally grave, unsmiling; Mr. Whittier, grave, lovely, his beautiful spirit shining out of his face; Mr. Longfellow, with his silken white hair and his benignant face; Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, flashing smiles and affection and all good-fellowship everywhere like a rose-diamond whose facets are being turned toward the light first one way and then another—a charming man, and always fascinating, whether he was talking or whether he was sitting still (what he would call still, but what would be more or less motion to other people). I can see those figures with entire distinctness across this abyss of time…………..

Now at that point ends all that was pleasurable about that notable celebration of Mr. Whittier’s seventieth birthday—because I got up at that point and followed (the previous speaker), with what I have no doubt I supposed would be the gem of the evening—the gay oration above quoted from the Boston paper. I had written it all out the day before and had perfectly memorized it, and I stood up there at my genial and happy and self-satisfied ease, and began to deliver it.”

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Published in   What Mark Twain Learned Me ’bout Public Speakin’  by Conor Cunneen

Original SOURCE: Mark Twain Letter to a fan who recalled the occasion when the great humorist bombed.

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Original illustration by Mark Anderson for "What Mark Twain Learned Me 'bout Public Speakin' "

Original illustration by Mark Anderson for “What Mark Twain Learned Me ’bout Public Speakin’ “

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