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Title: World Ebook Library's Selected Works of Mark Twain  
Author: Twain, Mark
Language: English
Subject: Literature & thought, Literature and history, Literature & philosophy
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For months the great pleasure excursion to Europe and the Holy Land was chatted about in the newspapers everywhere in America and discussed at countless firesides. It was a novelty in the way of excursions?its like had not been thought of before, and it compelled that interest which attractive novelties always command. It was to be a picnic on a gigantic scale. The participants in it, instead of freighting an ungainly steam ferry?boat with youth and beauty and pies and doughnuts, and paddling up some obscure creek to disembark upon a grassy lawn and wear themselves out with a long summer day?s laborious frolicking under the impression that it was fun, were to sail away in a great steamship with flags flying and cannon pealing, and take a royal holiday beyond the broad ocean in many a strange clime and in many a land renowned in history! They were to sail for months over the breezy Atlantic and the sunny Mediterranean.

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CONTENTS CHAPTER I. Popular Talk of the Excursion--Programme of the Trip--Duly Ticketed for the Excursion--Defection of the Celebrities CHAPTER II. Grand Preparations--An Imposing Dignitary--The European Exodus-- Mr. Blucher's Opinion--Stateroom No. 10--The Assembling of the Clans-- At Sea at Last 8 CHAPTER III. Averaging the Passengers--Far, far at Sea.--Tribulation among the Patriarchs--Seeking Amusement under Difficulties--Five Captains in the Ship CHAPTER IV. The Pilgrims Becoming Domesticated--Pilgrim Life at Sea--Horse- Billiards--The Synagogue--The Writing School--Jack's Journal-- The Q. C. Club--The Magic Lantern--State Ball on Deck--Mock Trials-- Charades--Pilgrim Solemnity--Slow Music--The Executive Officer Delivers an Opinion CHAPTER V. Summer in Mid-Atlantic--An Eccentric Moon--Mr. Blucher Loses Confidence --The Mystery of Ship Time--The Denizens of the Deep--Land Hoh-- The First Landing on a Foreign Shore--Sensation among the Natives-- Something about the Azores Islands--Blucher's Disastrous Dinner-- The Happy Result


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