We came by steamer T. S. Faxton, of the Arnold Line. It was an ideal excursion among the islands. Although it was cold, none of our party would leave the deck until the dinner bell rang. 'Mark' said: 'That sounds like an old-fashioned summons to dinner. It means a good, old-fashioned, unpretentious dinner, too. I'm going to try it.' We all sat down to a table the whole length of the cabin. We naturally fell in with the rush, and all got seats. It was a good dinner, too ; the best ever I heard of for 25 cents.
Arrival at Mackinaw Island From the T.S. Faxton. The Grand Hotel in the distance.
Mark Twain Archive, Elmira College courtesy of Kevin Mac Donnell, Austin, Texas.