This occurred to me on my walk with Odin, my guide dog. I personally look
at Twain's life after Olivia's death as being a rather dark period with no
one to really direct him. In retrospect however, could it not also be
argued that the fiasco with the type setting machine which plunged the
"good gentleman" into bankruptcy might also have constituted a "dark
period". Did Twain not suffer from.
Thank you, all of you.