And never the Twain shall meet!

   One Sunday morning, after attending church services in Hartford,
Connecticut, Mark Twain said to Dr. Doane, the minister: "I enjoyed your
services this morning, doctor. I welcomed it like an old friend. I have,
you know, a book at home containing every word of it."
   "You have not," said the indignant Dr. Doane.
   "I have so," countered Twain.
   "Then send it to me. I'd very much like to see it."
   "I'll send it," promised Mark and the following day he sent the
Reverend Dr. Doane an unabridged dictionary.

Thanks to Tandy Carter for this contribution.

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