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KALEIDOSCOPE

Statue of Clemens erected in 1913
in Riverview Park, Hannibal, Missouri.
Photo by Dave Thomson, Oct. 2001.
I don't see why a kaleidoscope shouldn't enjoy itself as much as a telescope nor a grindstone have as good a time as a whetstone, nor a barometer as good a time as a yardstick.
- unsent letter to Orion Clemens, 2/9/1879

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