| ...being rich ain't what it's cracked up to
be. It's just worry and worry, and sweat and sweat, and a-wishing you was
dead all the time.
-The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
We like to read about rich people in the newspapers; the papers know
it, and they do their best to keep this appetite liberally fed.
Illustration by Dan Beard from
Cosmopolitan, November 1893
Since a hundred million dollars in New York and twenty-two fish-hooks
on the border of the Arctic Circle represent the same financial supremacy,
a man in straitened circumstances is a fool to stay in New York when
he can buy ten cents' worth of fish-hooks and emigrate.
the historical context regarding the inspiration behind Twain's story "The
Esquimau Maiden's Romance" this book is recommended:
Illustration by F. Luis Mora for "The Esquimau Maiden's Romance" for the Autograph Edition of The Writings of Mark Twain (Hartford: American Publishing Co., 1903).
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