Illustration by True Williams
from first edition of
THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER
...nothing pleases a child so much as to be a member of something or
other. Your rightly-constituted child don't care shucks what it is, either.
I joined the Cadets of Temperance, once, when I was a boy. That was an
awful take-in; no smoking or anything allowed--not even my bad langauge;
but they had beautiful red scarfs. I stood it three months, and then sidled
out. I liked the red scarfs well enough, but I could not stand the morality.
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