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NY Times: City Room: Twain’s Heavily Lawyered Last Words

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Leaving the Patterson housing projects for Long Island, we were befriended by a retired subway token clerk who gave us a box of books. Lo and behold, Mark Twain’s story of “The Prince and the Pauper” was once required reading in NYC public schools. I once worked with a Wave Hill botanist, in Riverdale in the Bronx, it once Mark Twain’s earlier home and tea-and-talk tree house, where later famous personages, i.e., composer and conductor of the NBC Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini, and lastly the British Embassy compound (early 1960s) were, that is, in mapping its large trees on the Hudson River terrace. It was also once the site of three annual “Archaeology of the Hudson River” conferences in its “Armor Room”, I wish would return, attended often by notable people and academics in that focus, and enlightening to all, about a river once set at the beginning of the republic, to “divide and conquer” us, into north and south. Twain’s Heavily Lawyered Last Words


Written by georgejmyersjr

05/12/2010 at 5:29 pm

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