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THE OTHER BOY
HAD TO BE BURIED AFTER THEY FOUND HIM. HIS MOTHER CAME AND CRIED ALL THE TIME.
A HORSE KICKED ME OVER AND I’VE GOT TO HAVE SOME MONEY FOR FIXIN’ MY HEAD. WE
ARE GOING TO SET A BARN ON FIRE TO-NIGHT AND I SHOULD SMILE IF WE DON’T HAVE
Sam also inscribed a line of his
famous “salutation” in a copy of PW
to an unidentified person: “Give her
soap & a towel but hide the looking-glass” [MTP].
Andrew Langdon wrote from Buffalo to Sam.
In all the books you have
written, in all the speeches you have made, I have never seen So much good
So much Christianity
So much Manhood
So much Godliness—as in the
ten lines of your Salutation to the Twentieth Century—It is indeed “a bombshell
of Truth” –& I want to say with all my heart Thank You…[MTP].
Harper & Brothers sent Sam a statement dated Dec.
31 showing $4,412.03 due him on May 1,
1901 [1900 Financial file MTP].
mourning border for most letters from Susy’s death on, then from Livy’s death