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My Mark Twain
Willam Dean Howells

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This etext was produced by David Widger  

[NOTE: There is a short list of bookmarks, or pointers, at the end of the
file for those who may wish to sample the author's ideas before making an
entire meal of them.  D.W.] 

LITERARY FRIENDS AND ACQUAINTANCES--My Mark Twain 

by William Dean Howells 

I. 

It was in the little office of James T.  Fields, over the bookstore of
Ticknor & Fields, at 124 Tremont Street, Boston, that I first met my
friend of now forty-four years, Samuel L.  Clemens.  Mr.  Fields was then
the editor of The Atlantic Monthly, and I was his proud and glad
assistant, with a pretty free hand as to manuscripts, and an unmanacled
command of the book-notices at the end of the magazine.  I wrote nearly

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