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Leslie MYRICK <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 17:07:56 -0400
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The Berg has scanned all their MT holdings. You can take a look at the 1905
MS here
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.
> Barb
> On Thursday, October 17, 2019, Leslie MYRICK <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>> 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?
>> Leslie