A new file is available from the Mark Twain Forum filelist, containing a
series of three newspaper articles that give an overview of the life of
MT. The author, Russell Smith <[log in to unmask]>, is an educator living
in Sweetwater, Texas. On April 29, 1994, he was awarded the Texas State
Teachers Association School Bell Award for Best Continuing Column for
1993. This series of revised articles on Mark Twain first appeared in his
column Perspective in August of 1991 in the Sweetwater Reporter News. Mr.
Smith grants full and free use of his articles for educators and
The file is about 3,000 words long, and the three columns are titled: "The
Legend of Mark Twain"; "Was Mark Twain a Racist?"; and "The Wit and Wisdom
of Mark Twain." To retrieve a copy of this file, send a message to either
<[log in to unmask]> or <[log in to unmask]> containing the single
GET LEGEND MT TWAIN-L
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should be a blank line between each paragraph.
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underscores; for example, _The Adventures of Huckleberry
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