By Mark Twain
Twain's account of vacationing in Europe, "A Tramp Abroad" (1880), flickers with the author's intelligent observations and hugely opinionated reviews on previous international tradition, and showcases his extraordinary skill to combine funny sketches, autobiographical tidbits, and ancient anecdotes in a continuously unique narrative. solid within the type of a strolling journey via Germany, Switzerland, France and Italy, "A Tramp Abroad" contains between its adventures a voyage by way of raft down the Neckar and an ascent of Mount Blanc through telescope, in addition to the author's makes an attempt to review paintings - a totally imagined job Twain 'authenticated' together with his personal splendidly primitive photos incorporated during this quantity.
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29 Mr. K. and the cats Mr. K. did not love cats. They did not appear to him to be friends of humankind; hence he was not their friend, either. " But Mr. K. was reluctant to chase cats from his chair. "To lay oneself down to rest is work," he said. " And if cats meowed outside his door he rose from his bed, even when it was cold, and let them into the warmth. "Their calculation is simple," he said. "If they cry out, the door is opened for them. If the door is no longer opened for them, they will no longer cry out.
The latter, however, did not want to do so, because he wanted the fruit. And now that the house has passed to my acquaintance, he really has had the tree chopped down, full of still unripe fruit! " 38 The father of the thought The following reproach was made of Mr. : all too often in his case the wish was father to the thought. Mr. K. replied: "There never has been a thought whose father was not a wish. But what one can argue about is: which wish? " 39 The administration of justice Mr. K. often mentioned as in some degree exemplary a legal instruction in ancient China, according to which the judges in important trials were fetched from distant provinces.
He could have had the grave a lot more cheaply This man who was out for money at all costs! So many murders And such a short life! So many crimes And so few friends! Had he been penniless There could not have been fewer. How can we not lose heart In view of such events? What plans can we still make? 22 What crimes still hatch? It is not good if too much is demanded of us. Seeing that," said Mr. " 23 Form and content Mr. K. looked at a painting that gave certain objects a very unconventional form.