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Directory of Mark Twain's maxims, quotations, and various opinions:

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HYMN BOOK

 

Then my father died, leaving his family in exceedingly straitened circumstances; wherefore my book-education came to a standstill forever, and I became a printer's apprentice, on board and clothes, and when the clothes failed I got a hymn-book in place of them. This for summer wear, probably.
- "Is Shakespeare Dead?"

 

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