Saturday, March 31, 2012

Day Ninety-One: "The Canvasser's Tale" by Mark Twain


A man buys "echoes" from a canvasser who weaves a tale about his uncle who collected echoes after all of his other efforts at collecting failed him. Overall, this story was well told but I don't really care for the story. Perhaps there is a deeper meaning I am missing or maybe, it's just that the story really is about how believing people can be or rather how willing we are to suspend belief for the sake of a great story.

In any event, this still serves as vintage Mark Twain and for that, it's worth taking a look.

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