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Mon, 16 Jan 2012 14:33:47 -0600
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It should definitely be "fame."

He might have meant "frame," and written "fame"--but either way, I
believe you're right!

Also, if you play "Revolution Number 9" at 16 2/3 rpms (the standard
slowest setting on the old phonographs) the baby crying that starts a
little over half way in is clearly the voice of Paul, moaning and
crying in agony.

Okay, I just read that over--I really do agree with your find, and
this kind of thing is invaluable if you're going to read his work
aloud--it would (and it will) be much easier to make that graph scan
with the other meaning.

I'm afraid my joke above sounds much more snarky than I intended it
to. (yes, I know I just ended a sentence with a preposition, but that
is something Mark Twain often toyed with)

Also the Paul thing is absolutely true--it is my only "find" in great
literature, in 1968 during the Paul Is Dead Phenomenon, and pales in
comparison to your fine frame find.

Oh, and please note that Mark Twain is reappearing in Chicago in the
coming months: @Studio 825, The Fine Arts Building, on Jan. 20, for
Shaw Chicago ( and again Feb. 23 at the
Driehaus Museum ( Please copy
and paste these addresses for more information.


Richard Henzel
The Mark Twain In Person Audio Library
Oak Park. IL