01 July 2010
Many talks began with Twain's boyhood story of the watermelon he "withdrew" from a farmer's wagon—"Yes, I 'stole' is too strong. I extracted it. I retired it from circulation. And I myself retired with it…."
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I'm am currently rereading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Many people talk about that one "Dream Dinner" and the guests they would invite; the poets, philosophers, painters, ... I would have those types at mine, I guess, but Huck Finn would be sitting right next to me.