Dear Mr. Colley;
Thank you very much for posting this! It is a treasure. It expands my
mind quite a lot to see Mr. Twain from a second angle, one not his own.
The author, Coley Taylor, also found many a nice turn of phrase to
praise his neighbor. I was especially delighted with "...the land
wasn't good for anything but grazing, and it had hundreds of red
cedar trees trees to prove it was useless." That has such a Twain-
like ring to it that it makes me smile and smile.
Benjamin van der Wel
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On Apr 3, 2008, at 12:20 PM, brent colley wrote:
> Back in January I promised not to post each and everytime I found
> new about Twain's time in Redding and I've resisted the temptation for
> several months...but this past weekend an article came my way that
> I found
> very interesting- a first person account of life in Twain's Redding.
> I just finished transcribing it this afternoon and have posted it
> at the
> Stormfield Project blog:
> Hope you all enjoy it as much as I did,
> Brent M. Colley