Saturday, August 08, 2015

"I have to spend August and September in Hartford which isn’t San Francisco." - Mark Twain #QotD

2015.08.08-DSC02617Letter to: Mrs. Jane Clemens and Mrs. Moffett, in St. Louis:

Feb. 6, 1868. MY DEAR MOTHER AND SISTER,
I have to spend August and September in Hartford which isn’t San Francisco. Mr. Conness offers me any choice out of five influential California offices. Now, some day or other I shall want an office and then, just my luck, I can’t get it, I suppose. They want to send me abroad, as a Consul or a Minister. I said I didn’t want any of the pie. God knows I am mean enough and lazy enough, now, without being a foreign consul.

In The Complete Works of Mark Twain: The Novels, short stories, essays and satires, travel writing, non-fiction, the complete letters, the complete speeches, and the autobiography of Mark Twain (Kindle Locations 122448-122452).

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