...my time is taken up answering letters of strangers...What does possess a
stranger to write so many letters? I never could find that out. However, I suppose
I did it myself when I was a stranger. But I will never do it again.
- Letter to Charles W. Stoddard, 26 November 1881
...being a stranger, he was of course regarded as an inferior person--for that has been human nature from Adam down--and of course, also, he was made to feel unwelcome, for this is the ancient law with man and other animals.
- "A Scrap of Curious History"
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