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Sender: Mark Twain Forum <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2011 18:00:58 -0800
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Thanks, Gregg.  Very helpful!

Gregg Camfield wrote:

>_Letters_ 1:117-18 (18 March 1861 to Orion): "Ma . . . was horrified at the Schottische as performed by Miss Castle and me.  She was perfectly willing for me to dance until 12 o'clock at the imminent peril of my going to sleep on the after watch--but then she would top off with a very inconsistent sermon on danding in general; ending with a terrific broadside aimed at the heresy of heresies, the Schottische."  
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Carl J. Chimi" <[log in to unmask]>
>Date: Tuesday, February 1, 2011 8:24 am
>Subject: Re: MT dancing
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>>There is his own description of himself dancing.  I think it is from
>> Roughing It and the passage describes him and his friends thinking 
>>they are
>> rich.  He describes himself as dancing "with a step peculiar to 
>>myself - and
>> the kangaroo".
>> Carl
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: Mark Twain Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Darryl
>> > Brock
>> > Sent: Monday, January 31, 2011 4:07 PM
>> > To: [log in to unmask]
>> > Subject: MT dancing
>> > 
>> > I'm trying to find a description I once read of Twain dancing, lost 
>> > the music and in his movements, oblivious of others but certainly
>> > attracting their attention.  I think it occurred out west during during
>> > his mining/journalism  years.   Does this ring a bell with anybody?