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Dustin Zima <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 5 Aug 2010 00:34:30 -0400
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I believe, and I could be wrong, that it was William Dean Howells that recounted the kitten in the corner pocket story.  

Dustin Zima  



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Sent: Wed, Aug 4, 2010 8:11 pm
Subject: Re: mark twain and billiards

Hi Heather,

I know someone will be able to answer your specific question--probably

already has--but you might like to know a little thing about billiards that

Caroline Harnsberger once related to mem which she heard from Clara--I'm not

sure if it appears elsewhere: that besides his making up his own rules while

playing billliards, he would sometimes put a kitten in the pocket his

opponent was aiming at, and of course she would swat any balls away that

came close to that pocket.

Hope you are having a lovely summer, Heather.