The Stolen White Elephant (Annotated): Masterpiece Collection: The Stolen White Elephant, Mark Twain Famous Quotes, Book List, and Biography

The Stolen White Elephant (Annotated): Masterpiece Collection: The Stolen White Elephant, Mark Twain Famous Quotes, Book List, and Biography

by Mark Twain

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Overview

(The Stolen White Elephant, by Mark Twain)
Includes:
Bio of Mark Twain,
100 Famous Mark Twain Quotes,
Complete bibliography of Mark Twain,

You know in what reverence the royal white elephant of Siam is held by the people of that country. You know it is sacred to kings, only kings may possess it, and that it is, indeed, in a measure even superior to kings, since it receives not merely honor but worship. Very well; five years ago, when the troubles concerning the frontier line arose between Great Britain and Siam, it was presently manifest that Siam had been in the wrong. Therefore every reparation was quickly made, and the British representative stated that he was satisfied and the past should be forgotten. This greatly relieved the King of Siam, and partly as a token of gratitude, but partly also, perhaps, to wipe out any little remaining vestige of unpleasantness which England might feel toward him, he wished to send the Queen a present-the sole sure way of propitiating an enemy, according to Oriental ideas. This present ought not only to be a royal one, but transcendently royal. Wherefore, what offering could be so meet as that of a white elephant?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781518805738
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/27/2015
Pages: 50
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), best known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an author and humorist noted for the novels The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (which has been called "The Great American Novel") and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, among many other books. Twain was raised in Hannibal, Missouri, which later provided the setting for Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, and he spent time as a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River before finding fame as a writer.

Date of Birth:

November 30, 1835

Date of Death:

April 21, 1910

Place of Birth:

Florida, Missouri

Place of Death:

Redding, Connecticut

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