The Berg has scanned all their MT holdings. You can take a look at the 1905
MTP has some 1906 fragments. as well
On Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 4:30 PM Barbara Schmidt <[log in to unmask]>
> Does the original manuscript for HORSE’S TALE survive? It might be
> interesting to check for possible alternatives that Twain considered for
> that phrase.
> On Thursday, October 17, 2019, Leslie MYRICK <[log in to unmask]>
>> The context seems to imply that Soldier Boy is claiming that his dam was
>> not an Arabian (alkali =~ desert?).
>> Beyond that maybe this is something along the lines of the "solitary
>> oesphagus" /swallow pun?