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The Gilded Age / A tale of today

The Gilded Age / A tale of today

Mark Twain
Charles Dudley Warner

Year of publication: 2004

THE GILDED AGE A Tale of Today By Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner CHAPTER I. Squire Hawkins and His Tennessee LandHe Decides to Remove to Missouri June 18. Squire Hawkins sat upon the pyramid of large blocks, called the stile, in front of his house, contemplating the morning. The locality was Obedstown, East Tennessee. You would not know that Obedstown stood on the top of a mountain, for there was nothing about the landscape to indicate itbut it did: a mountain that stretched abroad over ...

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