I lave traveled more than any one else, and I have noticed that even the angels speak English with an accent.-- Pudd'nhead Wilson New calendar.
I SAW Table Rock, anyway--a majestic pile. It is three thousand feet high. It is also seventeen thousand feet high. These figures may be relied upon. I got them in Cape Town from the two bestinformed citizens, men who had made Table Rock the study of their lives. And I saw Table Bay, so named for its levelness. I saw the Castle--built by the Dutch East India Company three hundred years ago -- where the Commanding General lives; I saw St. Simon's Bay, where the Admiral lives. I saw the Government, also the Parliament, where they quarreled in two languages when I was there, and agreed in none. I saw the club. I saw and explored the beautiful sea-girt drives that wind about the mountains and through the paradise where the villas are. Also I saw some of the fine old Dutch mansions, pleasant homes of the early times, pleasant homes to-day, and enjoyed the privilege of their hospitalities.
And just before I sailed I saw in one of them a quaint old picture which was a link in a curious romance--a picture of a pale, intellectual young man in a pink coat with a high black collar, It was
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Publication information: Book title: Following the Equator:A Journey around the World. Volume: 2. Contributors: Mark Twain - Author. Publisher: P.F. Collier. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1899. Page number: 379.