Hello Camy & group,
The story of the Ram is perhaps first imagined and noted in Hawaii and is
told by Mr. Brown of "Dan's old ram" (N&J1,Notebook 5: March,
June--September 1866, 154. Pascal Covici Jr. in Afterward, Oxford Mark
Twain: How to Tell a Story and Other Essays (1996, has a good discussion of
the animal as it was spoken rather than Roughing It written.