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

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PIRATES

Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates.
- Life on the Mississippi

"And don't they wear the bulliest clothes! Oh no! All gold and silver and di'monds," said Joe, with enthusiasm.
- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Heathens don't amount to shucks alongside of pirates, to work a camp-meeting with.
- Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Speaking of his ancestors:
According to tradition, some of them were pirates and slavers in Elizabeth's time. But this is no discredit to them, for so were Drake and Hawkins and the others. It was a respectable trade, then, and monarchs were partners in it. In my time I have had desires to be a pirate myself.
- Mark Twain's Autobiography, chapter published in the North American Review, Sept. 1907

Russian Tom Sawyer
Russian edition of
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
from the Dave Thomson collection


Hannibal pirates
Pirates - the mascot of Mark Twain's Hannibal, Missouri

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