The Autobiography of Mark Twain - Study Guide Chapter 24 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 24 Summary

After leaving Nevada, Twain was a reporter in San Francisco, where he covered police reports and the local theatres. He was bored with it until, one night, he saw some Irish boys stone a Chinese meanwhile an Irish policeman did nothing to stop it. Twain wrote up the story, but it was not published. The editor said it would be too unpopular with the newspaper's Irish readership. After that, Twain had no enthusiasm for the work at all. His boss eventually asked him to resign.

Twain says he waited for God to pay back the newspaper - forty years later; the building was burned in a fire. Twain ironically comments that the publisher's successor bore the brunt of the paper's punishment.

Chapter 24 Analysis

Twain mentioned before that his Presbyterian upbringing instilled a very self-centered concern with God's "punishment." Here, he makes a joke of it...

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