As for the dinosaur--But Noah's conscience was easy; it was not named
in his cargo list and he and the boys were not aware that there was such
a creature. He said he could not blame himself for not knowing about the
dinosaur, because it was an American animal, and America had not then
Such is the human race. Often it does seem such a pity that Noah and
his party did not miss the boat.
Adam and Noah were ancestors of mine. I never thought much of them. Adam
lacked character. He couldn't be trusted with apples. Noah had an absurd
idea that he could navigate without any knowledge of navigation, and he
ran into the only shoal place on earth.
Photo of Clemens at Stormfield 1908 in
Commodore Dow's jacket.
Dow was captain of the Lusitania. Clemens borrowed the uniform for this photo.
From the Dave Thomson collection
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