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Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 07:24:08 -0500
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From: "Edmon L. Rowell, Jr." <[log in to unmask]>
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In the old Harper & Brothers edition of _Life on the
Mississippi_ (illustrated by Walter Stewart) that fishy
quotation is way back on page 357, to wit:

"We had dinner on a ground veranda over the water--the chief
fish the renowned fish called pompano, delicious as the less
criminal forms of sin."

But isn't the original date 1874/1875? Indeed, Twain did not
apply for copyright himself until 1883, but for their edition
Houghton & Co. did so in 1874/1875? . . .

I am however no Twain scholar. But your willing student. . . .

(Edd Rowell) senior editor
Mercer University Press
Macon, Georgia USA