Tuesday, January 18, 2011

One of the mysteries of our nature

Years after Mark Twain learned from a newspaper article of his
daughter's death from meningitis, he observed, "It is one of the
mysteries of our nature that a man, all unprepared, can receive a
thunder-stroke like that and live."

Quoted in Ron Powers, Mark Twain: A Life, Free Press, 2005, 82%.

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