[EDITOR'S NOTE: This item has not been previously republished elsewhere. It is included in this collection because of its potential to be the work of Clemens and is deserving of further research and consideration. The correspondent "W." was also ridiculed in a December 16 article, "Silence that Dreadful Bell.".]
A KINDLY SUGGESTION
The special Sacramento correspondent of the little Call, the mystical "W.," gets off a pun in his last Sunday's letter, and gambols around the prodigy with elephantine friskness. He strikes indications of "Cole-oil," and is happy. We admire your perseverance, "W." Go on with your boring. You are bound to puncture a "flowing vein" one of these days; in the meantime, in order to make your dreary boring endurable to the readers of the little Call, we would suggest that you might enliven the process very much by occasionally quoting a line of poetry from the Flag, and now and then mixing in one of Fitz's brilliant witticisms from the Alta. We shall not charge you anything for the suggestion, "W.;" but God bless you, do adopt it!
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