Excellent guess, but nope.
The correct answer is much much shorter.
I'll provide a clue tomorrow AM if it does not come to anyone in their
dreams (or nightmares) overnight.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Matthew Klauza" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2010 5:26 PM
Subject: Re: contest!
> Might it be his "Lantern for Sale," a burlesque advertisement in which =
> Diogenes is selling his lantern, published in a 1905 Harper's?
> The full text reads:=20
> "Lantern for Sale. Cheap. Apply to: Diogenes, 35 Cinder Square, Hell."
> Just a guess.
> Matthew D. Klauza
> ABD PhD Candidate & GTA
> Assistant Coordinator, Miller Writing Center
> Department of English
> Auburn University
> Auburn, Alabama
>>>> Kevin Mac Donnell <[log in to unmask]> 04/29/10 3:57 PM >>>
> Here's a simple contest open to all members of the Forum with the =3D
> exception of anyone who was present on a certain wine-tasting excursion =
> in upstate NY last week, where I first posed this question.
> The prize is a pristine first edition copy of WHO IS MARK TWAIN? edited =
> by Bob Hirst.
> How to win? Be the first to post the correct answer (in my sole opinion) =
> to this question:
> What is Mark Twain's shortest published work?
> Clue: It was first published in a magazine and so far as I know has =3D
> never been collected in his works.
> More clues will follow if needed...
> Mac Donnell Rare Books
> 9307 Glenlake Drive
> Austin TX 78730
> Member: ABAA, ILAB
> You may browse our books at=3D20
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