From A. B. Paine’s “Boy’s Life of Mark Twain.** DIE, THOU VILLAIN Î the biggest idea ° of V all lí v had i come " fsicau to him. muían He would or be a a SOIAIER-DUD Pirate! laY P*hin before him. His name would flit the world and make people shudder. And, at the zenith of his fame, Ae Z°uld suddenly appear at the old village and stalk into weather-beaten, in his black velvet doublet and trunks, his great jackboots, his crimson sash, his belt bristling with horse-pistols, his crime-rusted cutlass at his side, his slouch hat with wäving plumes, his black flag unfurled, with the skull and crossbones on it! His career was determined. dreams interplay °f T°m Sawyer’s dreams, and he turned his Remember the days when you dreamt of being a Pirate?—When you thought you would be a black avenger of the Spanish Main? 0f that sPlendid joyousness of youth. Read once more of Tom Sawyer, the best loved boy in the world; of Huck, that precious little rascal; of all the small folks and the grown folks that make Mark Twain so dear to the hearts of men d women and boys and girls in every civilized country on the face of the globe.
MARK TWAIN Out of the generous West came Mark Twain, giving widely and freely to the world such laughter as men had never heard. There seems to be no end to the things that Mark Twain could do well. When he wrote history, it was a kind of history unlike any other except in Its accuracy. When he wrote books of travel, it was an event. He did many things—stories, novels, travels, history, essays, humor—■ but behind each was the force of the great, earnest, powerful personality that dominated his time, so that even then he was known all over the face of the globe. Simple, . unassuming, democratic, he was welcomed by kings, he was loved by plain people. If foreign nations love him, we In this country give him first place In our hearts. The home without Mark Twain Is not an American home. The Centennial Half Price Sale Must Close Mark Twain wanted these books in the hands of all the people. He wanted us to make good-looking, substantial books, that every man could afford to own. So we made this set, and there has been a tremendous sale on it. But Mark Twain could not foresee that the price of paper, the price of Ink, the price of cloth, would all go up. It Is Impossible to continue the long sale. It should have closed before this. ' ;ccause this Is the one hundredth anniversary of the founding of Harper & Brothers, we have decided to continue this half-price sale while the present supply lasts. Get your set now while the price Is low. Send the coupon today before the present edition Is all gone. HARPER & BROTHERS 55? Y%K7
Harper & Bros., New York. Pop. Sei. 7-17 Send me, all charges prepaid, a set of Mark Twain’s works in 25 volumes. Illustrated, bound in handsome green cloth, stamped in gold, gold tops and untrimmed edges. If not satisfactory, I will return them at your expense. Otherwise I will send you $1.00 within 5 days and $2.00 a month for 12 months, thus getting the benefit of your half-price sale. Name......................................................... Address....................................................... 13 c idded to price in Canada because of duty.