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Directory of Mark Twain's maxims, quotations, and various opinions:

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COLD WEATHER

The captain had been telling how, in one of his Arctic voyages, it was so cold that the mate's shadow froze fast to the deck and had to be ripped loose by main strength. And even then he got only about two-thirds of it back.
- Following the Equator

Cold! If the thermometer had been an inch longer we'd all have frozen to death.
- quoted in Mark Twain and I, Opie Read

Frost illustration
Illustration by A. B. Frost from first edition
Following the Equator

Winter is begun here, now, I suppose. It blew part of the hair off the dog yesterday & got the rest this morning.
- letter to Chatto and Windus, October 21, 1892. Published in The Fence Painter, Winter, 2004.

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