FREE BOOKS TO READ SPONSORS

Atlanta Nightlife

Christmas With
St. Nick

Electronics
Recycling

FSBO Leads For
Real Estate Agents

Real Estate
Agent Coaching

Rambling Idle Excursion
Mark Twain

Page 1 of 79


Rambling Idle Excursion 

by Mark Twain 

SOME RAMBLING NOTES OF AN IDLE EXCURSION 

All the journeyings I had ever done had been purely in the way of
business.  The pleasant May weather suggested a novelty namely, a trip
for pure recreation, the bread-and-butter element left out.  The Reverend
said he would go, too; a good man, one of the best of men, although a
clergyman.  By eleven at night we were in New Haven and on board the New
York boat.  We bought our tickets, and then went wandering around here
and there, in the solid comfort of being free and idle, and of putting
distance between ourselves and the mails and telegraphs. 

After a while I went to my stateroom and undressed, but the night was too
enticing for bed.  We were moving down the bay now, and it was pleasant
to stand at the window and take the cool night breeze and watch the
gliding lights on shore.  Presently, two elderly men sat down under that

  First Page    Next Page    Last Page  

Titles Menu   View Credits and Copyright