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December 2 Monday – Sam wrote from Munich to Olivia Lewis Langdon, thanking her for a birthday gift (a “covered Krug of beaten brass”). Sam wrote about the many noises that began at 5 AM and were added to by 7, and how many of the things they disliked upon arrival had now been fixed, cleaned, attended to.

The fact is, there was but one thing we took solid & healing comfort in, & that was our gentle young colored girl who waits on our table. But alas, day before yesterday she fell in the cistern & the color all came off. / We require her to fall in every day, now [MTLE 3: 106].

Day By Day Acknowledgment

Mark Twain Day By Day was originally a print reference, meticulously created by David Fears, who has generously made this work available, via the Center for Mark Twain Studies, as a digital edition.