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Clay Shannon <[log in to unmask]>
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Clay Shannon <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 23:02:07 +0000
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Thanks. The copy of "Early Tales & Sketches, Volume 2" that I found was a bit steep ($$$), but I see that it is also in Paul Fatout's "Mark Twain Speaking" (which I own, actually - I just forget where I had seen it).
 - B. Clay Shannon

      From: Robert H. HIRST <[log in to unmask]>
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 Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 12:18 PM
 Subject: Re: When Twain called somebody an SOF
Try "Parting Presentation," Early Tales & Sketches, Volume 2, pp. 5-8

On Wed, Jan 11, 2017 at 11:38 AM, Clay Shannon <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I am trying to find the text of a speech Twain gave in San Francisco early
> on, perhaps 1864. It was in connection with honoring an engineer who had
> helped raise a sunken ship. Googling, I have "missed fire." It may not have
> been a speech, per se, but an introduction of the main speaker, perhaps the
> engineer himself.
> I recall Twain teasing the gent about being a "son of the forest" (an
> Indian) or some such.
> Does anybody know where this might be?
>  - B. Clay Shannon