Mark Twain

Mark Twain (c. 1835-1910)

“By and by it got sort of lonesome, and so I went and set on the bank and listened to the current and listened to the current swishing along, and counted the stars and drift-logs and rafts that come down, and then went to bed; there ain’t no better way to put in time when you are lonesome; you can’t stay so, you soon get over it.”

  • From chapter 8 of Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (published in 1884). The edition used here is by Bantam/Random House (1965, 1981, 2003).

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