"In Rudyard Kipling, says Craig Brown, Twain found an admirer. In Helen Keller, he felt the presence of God."
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Twain was born during a visit by Halley's Comet, and he predicted that he would "go out with it" as well. He died the day following the comet's subsequent return.
Lovely lovely essay, thank you so much for posting it.
What a wonderful read. Thanks for posting.