Writing in Mark Twain’s Library

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How would you like to write your story here? Photo courtesy Mark Twain House and Museum

Twain House tour guides tell us Sam Clemens, who wrote under the pen name Mark Twain, made up stories on the fly for his three daughters in the glow of his library’s hearth.

His young audience expected each story to feature items displayed on the mantel, starting with the picture of the cat in the ruffled collar. They wouldn’t allow him to tell the same story twice.

The opportunity to write in that library was irresistible.