Peter, Your interest inspired me to dig out the complete typescript and take another look at it. I received these excerpts from a friend, the late John "Jack" McCabe, who was a well-known theater biographer [Cagney, Cohan, Chaplin, and Laurel & Hardy (Jack was the founder of "The Sons of the Desert," the L&H fan club).] We saw Jack many times during our visits to Mackinac Island, and naturally, Mark Twain's lecture at Grand Hotel and the Gabrilowitsches' summer cottage were topics of conversation. Ossip and Clara gave a benefit performance at Grand Hotel. We do not know if the local paper was kind to Clara's vocal talents, but we suspect so. Ossip and Clara often picnicked near British Landing, where Jack had long resided. He gave us some helpful suggestions about an anecdote in _My Husband Gabrilowitsch_. Clara tells how Ossip helped extinguish a fire and rescued guests and furniture at the Island House Hotel (two doors down from their cottage.) So far, no record of a fire has been found. The hotel is still in operation, one of the oldest on the island. The Gabrilowitsches' summer home, "The Anne Cottage," is still there as well. It is not a tar-paper shack. "Cottage" is what they call expensive homes on Mackinac Island. Another notable but more recent past-resident of the cottage is George Steinbrenner. I didn't quite know what to do with the typescript (until now). A few years ago, I created a keepsake edition of the memoir pertaining to O.G. for Jack and some friends. This morning, I adapted the text to a PDF file and have posted it on the TwainWeb for anyone who is interested. I used the letter Jack sent with the typescript as a foreword. It includes an O.G. story that McLauchlin thought too risqué to put in his memoir. A 1970 article about Orchestra Hall by McLauchlin, as well as additional stories about O.G. and his sense of humor follow Jack's letter. We recently established an easier to remember URL for the TwainWeb: www.twainweb.net Scroll down and click on "Files of Interest to Twainians." The McLauchlin memoir will be at the top of the page. Acrobat Reader (which is on most computers or available for free) is required to view the file. Kevin B.