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"B.A. Van Der Wel" <[log in to unmask]>
Sat, 5 Apr 2008 01:46:01 -0700
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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  
> something
> 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