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The Autobiography of Mark Twain Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapters 41-42 Summary

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Chapters 41-42 Summary

Suzy's biography mentioned that her father used strong language. This reminds Twain of the first time he accidentally swore in front of his wife. Olivia was so upset by it that she repeated what she'd said, so he'd see how awful it sounded. It made him laugh so hard that she couldn't help but laugh, too. Later, at breakfast Olivia made a guarded remark against the use of strong language, and both Suzy and her sister Clara said, "But mamma, papa uses it!" Until then, he'd thought he'd kept his swearing a secret from the whole family.

Twain remembers a trip he took with a minister friend of his. The minister traveled somewhat anonymously, so he could have a real vacation. An innkeeper had no idea he was speaking to a minister, and he made Twain "quietly die from joy" by...

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