The question is: when will Mark Twain’s house start hosting real-life Clue tournaments?

(Source: arpeggia, via harperperennial)

Tags: mark twain

annadevries:

Mark Twain’s house was burgled in 1908. This was the letter that was subsequently posted to the front door.
Thanks, Letters of Note.
Image: Stanley Gould

annadevries:

Mark Twain’s house was burgled in 1908. This was the letter that was subsequently posted to the front door.

Thanks, Letters of Note.

Image: Stanley Gould

Happy Birthday Mark Twain

"Another editor. That thing behind his ear is his pencil. Whenever he finds a bright thing in your manuscript he strikes it out with that. That does him good, and makes him smile and show his teeth, the way he is doing in the picture. This one has just been striking out a smart thing, and now he is sitting there with his thumbs in his vest-holes, gloating. They are full of envy and malice, editors are."

—from “How to Make History Dates Stick,” an essay written by Twain in 1899, not published until after his death in Harper’s Monthly Magazine in December 1914. The essay was about using pictures as memory devices.

[via]