Thursday, October 23, 2014

Daily Dose

From The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain


"How many of my readers would have the industry and application to memorize two thousand verses, even for a DorĂ© Bible?  And yet Mary had acquired two Bibles in this way -- it was the patient work of two years -- and a boy of German parentage had won four or five.  He once recited three thousand verses without stopping; but the strain upon his mental faculties was too great, and he was little better than an idiot from that day forth..."

From Chapter 4

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