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Reminiscences of Mark Twain

Library Review

ISSN: 0024-2535

Article publication date: 1 January 1933



MY first meeting with the distinguished humorist goes back to 1903, when he consented to sit to me for his pen‐portrait, which a leading New York weekly was anxious to publish. During the sitting he gave me he was very communicative, and I regret that my efforts distracted me at the time from the conversation, which I have consequently forgotten in great part, though I remember him saying: “I am afraid you are one of the few people who would be willing to pay me to keep me quiet.” I assured him that such was by no means the case, and that, far from interfering with the progress of the picture, it helped me.


RICHARDS, P. (1933), "Reminiscences of Mark Twain", Library Review, Vol. 4 No. 1, pp. 19-22.




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