Mark Twain… cracks me up!

Perhap’s I never caught much of the humor in Mark Twain’s “Huckleberry Finn” when I read it as a child, or perhaps there wasn’t much there. He is definitely quite hilarious though! (Funny I say “is” when he died nearly 100 years ago, but his words still live today!) For just one small taste of his humor, check out his short essay “On the Decay of the Art of Lying” at — which provides a spoken mp3 version as well.

I listened to quite a few audiobooks while driving across the country (courtesy of, but am still working on the 60+ chapters of Twain’s “The Innocents Abroad“, written in 1868. I’m finding it quite entertaining though! It’s a narrative about Twain’s adventure on a voyage to visit the holy land and several other ancient cities along the Mediterranean of high historical interest. Thank goodess for limited copyrights to create a free culture and the good volunteers at, that these great works of Mark Twain and many other famous writers are now freely available for all to read and listen to.

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