Hannibal has had a hard time of it ever since I can recollect, and I was "raised"
there. First, it had me for a citizen, but I was too young then to really hurt
- letter to the Alta California, dated April 16, 1867; published May 26, 1867
[I returned] like some banished Adam who is revisiting his half-forgotten Paradise
and wondering how the arid outside world could ever have seemed green and fair
- Letter to Jenny Boardman, 25 March 1887
An introduction to ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN
dedicating the book to the boys and girls of Hannibal, Missouri that was never used.
HANNIBAL MISSOURI; BLUFF CITY MEMORIES by Steven Chou
available from amazon.com
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