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Scott Holmes <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 2 Oct 2018 12:15:22 -0700
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The Ellsworth version is the one I see in my Oxford edition.

On Tue, 2018-10-02 at 13:38 -0500, Robert M Ellsworth wrote:
> On Oct 1, 2018, at 9:49 AM, Martin Zehr <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > 
> > Just finished Kevin's excellent review- what else is new?- of Kerry
> > Driscoll's book on Twain's conflicting attitudes toward the
> > American
> > Indian.  A topic well-deserving the attention of a scholar like Dr.
> > Driscoll.  Don't know if she mentioned this, but years ago Tom
> > Quirk
> > pointed out to me that, in his late work, Extracts from Captain
> > Stormfield's Visit to Heaven, the guard at the entrance to Heaven
> > is a
> > "Pai-Ute" Indian.   What gives?
> And then a bunch of comments follow =E2=80=A6 none of which,
> surprising =
> to me in this congeries of Twain scholars, actually reference the =
> source.
> Even a cursory reference to an online source of this text reveals the
> =
> following, including the correct Twain spelling of the tribe name, =
> different from that in quotes above:
> 'I hopped onto the carpet and held my breath and shut my eyes and
> wished =
> I was in the booking-office of my own section.  The very next instant
> a =
> voice I knew sung out in a business kind of a way=E2=80=94
> =E2=80=98 =E2=80=9CA harp and a hymn-book, pair of wings and a halo,
> =
> size 13, for Cap=E2=80=99n Eli Stormfield, of San
> Francisco!=E2=80=94make =
> him out a clean bill of health, and let him in.=E2=80=9D
> 'I opened my eyes.  Sure enough, it was a Pi Ute Injun I used to know
> in =
> Tulare County; mighty good fellow=E2=80=94I remembered being at his =
> funeral, which consisted of him being burnt and the other Injuns
> gauming =
> their faces with his ashes and howling like wildcats.  He was
> powerful =
> glad to see me, and you may make up your mind I was just as glad to
> see =
> him, and feel that I was in the right kind of a heaven at last.'
 There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of
                          in your philosophy.