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RIVER

A river without islands is like a woman without hair. She may be good and pure, but one doesn't fall in love with her very often.
- interview published in Chicago Tribune, July 9, 1886 also
quoted in Mark Twain, His Life and Work, Will Clemens River illustration
Illustration from the Dave Thomson collection.


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