In a message dated 6/22/03 2:45:13 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
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> The Hartford Courant ( had a page one story on Friday, June
>  20, about how well John Boyer made out getting stuff for the house on
>  Farmington Avenue.

. . . including the remarkable admission that the Mark Twain House "talked
other major Twain institutions" before the sale, "hoping to avert bidding
wars among themselves".

No comment,

Jay Dillon