In her twenties, Clara is known as being extremely honest, and her mother Olivia believes that she cannot tell a lie.
Those same adventures could be reenacted with his companions as well, and Clemens and his friends did play at being pirates, Robin Hood, and other fabled adventurers.
In San Francisco, after he is issued a challenge to fight in a duel, Twain is concerned that if his opponent shows up he might die as a result. Twain is sent by the Sacramento Union to the Sandwich Islands, where he writes about the survivors of a boat accident.
Steamboats arrived there three times a day, tooting their whistles; circuses, minstrel shows and revivalists paid visits; a decent library was available; and tradesmen such as blacksmiths and tanners practiced their entertaining crafts for all to see.
Contrary to the evidence of Clemens's and even Paine's descriptions of the dictating sessions, the formal sessions were not the only venue for Clemens's use of audience to ignite his own creativity.
Twain would recall this experience, a bit fuzzily and with some fictional embellishments, in The Private History of the Campaign That Failed Clemens used the dictating sessions of and to record immediate ideas and impressions.
Twain will always be remembered first and foremost as a humorist, but he was a great deal more—a public moralist, popular entertainer, political philosopher, travel writer, and novelist.
March Learn how and when to remove this template message Twain in his gown scarlet with grey sleeves and facings for his D. Twain's prediction was accurate; he died of a heart attack on April 21,in Redding, Connecticutone day after the comet's closest approach to Earth.