Born Without Teeth/ Mark Twain

  I will remark here, in passing, that certain ancestors of mine are so thoroughly well known in history by their aliases, that I have not felt it to be worthwhile to dwell upon them … . It is not well, when writing an autobiography, to follow your ancestry down too close to your own […]

The Rules of Health/ Stevenson, Robert Louis

  “Don’t he?” replied the doctor. “Well, step up here, Dick, and let me see your tongue. No, I should be surprised if he did! The man’s tongue is fit to frighten the French. Another fever.” “Ah, there,” said Morgan, “that comed of sp’iling Bibles.” “That comes—as you call it—of being arrant asses,” retorted the […]