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By Mark Twain

In A Tramp overseas, Mark Twain's unofficial sequel to The Innocents in another country, the writer documents his hilarious and numerous observations and insights whereas on a fifteen-month strolling journey via relevant Europe and the Alps. "Here you might have Twain's inimitable mix," writes Dave Eggers in his creation, "of the folksy and the without difficulty erudite, his unshakable solid experience and his mythical wit, his knack for the straightforward relation of an ideal anecdote, and a few achingly attractive nature writing."

This smooth Library Paperback vintage reproduces the textual content of the 1st American variation and lines new explanatory notes and a serious Afterword by means of Kerry Driscoll, professor of English at Saint Joseph university in Connecticut.

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Well, this girl squawks and squawks. I was jus' a little bit off, and I heard all the yellin', so I comes running, an' by that time Lennie's so scared all he can think to do is jus' hold on. I socked him over the head with a fence picket to make him let go. He was so scairt he couldn't let go of that dress. " Slim's eyes were level and unwinking. He nodded very slowly. " George carefully built his line of solitaire cards. "Well, that girl rabbits in an' tells the law she been raped. The guys in Weed start a party out to lynch Lennie.

Lennie," he said sharply. Lennie twisted his neck and looked over his shoulder. "Huh? " "What pup, George? " George went quickly to him, grabbed him by the shoulder and rolled him over. He reached down and picked the tiny puppy from where Lennie had been concealing it against his stomach. Lennie sat up quickly. " George said, "You get right up an' take this pup back to the nest. He's gotta sleep with his mother. You want to kill him? Just born last night an' you take him out of the nest. " Lennie held out his hands pleadingly.

The reeds jerked slightly in the current. Far off toward the highway a man shouted something, and another man shouted back. The sycamore limbs rustled under a little wind that died immediately. "George - why ain’t we goin’ on to the ranch and get some supper? " George rolled on his side. "No reason at all for you. I like it here. Tomorra we’re gonna go to work I seen thrashin’ machines on the way down. That means we’ll be bucking grain bags, bustin’ a gut. Tonight I’m gonna lay right here and look up.

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