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September 27, 2005

Twain in Maine

As part of a national speaking tour, Mark Twain once gave a talk at a town hall in rural Maine. While he thought he was being particularly witty that evening, there wasn't a single laugh from his audience. Twain was mightily upset; he thought that maybe he was losing his touch.

After the talk concluded, Twain sneaked around front to listen to what the people were saying about him as they left. He overheard this conversation between two farmers:

"Shore was a funny speaker tonight!"

"A-yup. All I could do to keep from laughing..."

Posted by joke du jour at September 27, 2005 07:07 PM

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