Letter from Samuel Langhorne Clemens to Thomas Bailey Aldrich

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Saturday, 4 P.M. My Dear Aldrich - Your book came at 10 this morning, just as I was feeling rested enough to get up & plow along on my great romance. So I ordered breakfast & a pipe to be brought up to the bed - which would give

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me a chance to glance at the book Result: I have read every line of the bewitching thing & have lost my day's work & am not in the least sorry. I would spend another work-day in bed to read its mate. It is a delicious situation where that young fellow gets into the asylum - I should have been tempted to enlarge his experiences there. Yrs ever Mark

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