Aurelia's Unfortunate Young Man

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Aurelia's Unfortunate Young Man
Mark received a correspondence from a young lady named Aurelia. She was in a quandary as to whether she should go ahead and marry her beau, who had a problem of loosing his body parts.
 

First published in the Californian, a journal edited by Bret Harte, October 22, 1864. The Mark Twain Encyclopedia as an interesting article on this tale by Nancy Chinn. (see Google Books)

This sketch can also be found in the volume Sketches New and Old.

 

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