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By P. I. Maltbie, Daniel Miyares

Misplaced: Mark Twain's Cat

After the loss of life of his loved spouse, Samuel Clemens—known to his fanatics as Mark Twain—holed himself up in his apartment, too unhappy to stand the skin international. His consistent spouse in his grief was once Bambino, his daughter Clara's cat. regardless of the pleas of his daughter Jean and the good needs of his pals and admirers, Sam couldn't locate pleasure in existence. His merely peace was once within the moments he spent with the curious cat. Then at some point Bambino acquired out of the home to chase a squirrel and didn't get back. Distraught, Sam positioned an advert within the newspaper delivering a gift for Bambino's go back. many of us with many cats got here to his door. the area desired to cheer up Mark Twain. No cat yet Bambino might console the nice author, notwithstanding. wealthy, luminous illustrations spotlight this friendship of a guy and his cat in a time of significant sorrow and during his therapeutic. not anything compares to the solace of a puppy.

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Sam kept his promise to Bambino and returned to the public world he loved. He had several white suits made and wore them year-round as his trademark. And he and Jean were reunited with Clara at their Stormfield home in Connecticut, where he hosted a musical gala. “. . As to being on the verge of being a sick man, I don’t take any stock in that. ” “Look at Papa,” Clara whispered. ” “He looks happier than he’s been in a long time,” Jean whispered back, putting an arm around her sister. Bambino blinked his blue eyes and purred.

Ken Burns, and Dayton Duncan. Mark Twain: An Illustrated Biography. New York: Knopf, 2001.

New York: Knopf, 2001.

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