TWAIN'S TRIBUTE TO ENVOYS
Mark Twain, who was unable to attend the dinner given to the Russian envoys at the Metropolitan Club Thursday, sent a characteristic letter explaining his absence. He wrote:
I am still a cripple, otherwise I should be more than glad to meet these illustrious magicians who come here equipped with nothing but a pen and with it have divided the honors of the world.
It is fain to presume that in thirty centuries history will not be done admiring these men who attempted what the world regarded as the impossible and achieved it.
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