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Chapters 63-66 Summary

Twain shares a variety of thoughts and family memories that culminate in the unexpected and tragic death of his daughter Suzy. In 1896, Twain, his wife, and daughter Clara were traveling to Europe, when they received a telegram that Suzy had fallen ill. This was during the time period that Twain was lecturing to pay off his creditors, so he had to keep traveling. Olivia and Clara turned around and went home to take care of Suzy, but Suzy died from meningitis before they got there.

Chapters 63-66 Analysis

Though life was good to Twain in so many ways, as with all of us, it was also harsh with him, . The loss seems even more tragic to us, today, who have the benefit of modern medicine, including antibiotics. The sense that this autobiography highlights Suzy as a favorite daughter may simply be because she is gone...

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