Story about Mark Twain
Twain was a famous American writer. He wrote many stories, and many of them were
funny stories. These stories are still read by many people all
over the world. Besides
writing, he also liked hunting and fishing very much, so one year he went to
Maine for a holiday and spent three very pleasant
weeks in the woods there.
he had to go back home, he drove to the station with his baggage.
There he asked a porter
to put it into the train. Then the got into the smoking car and sat down in one
of the comfortable
seats there. The car was empty when he got in, but a few minutes later, another man got in and sat down
on the seat opposite
his. Mark Twain looked at the man and thought that this man looked quite unpleasant.
However, it would be impolite
to say nothing in that situation,
so he said good morning to the man, and they began to talk.
they talked about the weather and then they talked about Maine. The stranger
said, ¡§We have some beautiful woods in Maine. It would be a pity
to come to Maine without
spending some time there. I suppose
you have been in our woods, haven¡¦t you?¡¨
I have,¡¨ answered Mark Twain, ¡§I¡¦ve just spent three weeks there and I had
a very good time, too. And let me tell you something. Although fishing isn¡¦t allowed
in Maine at this season, I¡¦ve got two hundred pounds of beautiful fish with my
baggage in this train. I like to eat fish, so I packed it in ice to take it home
with me. May I ask who you are, sir?¡¨
stranger looked at Mark Twain for several seconds and then answered,
¡§I¡¦m a police officer. My job is to catch people who hunt and fish
during the wrong seasons. And who are you?¡¨
Twain was surprised and frightened
when he heard this. He thought quickly and then answered, ¡§Well, I¡¦ll tell
you, sir. I¡¦m the man who tells the biggest lies in America.¡¨