Following the Equator: Chapter XV


Following the Equator: Chapter XV
Wagga-Wagga—The Tichborne Claimant—A Stock Mystery—The Plan of the Romance—The Realization—The Henry Bascom Mystery—Bascom Hall—The Author's Death and Funeral

Text and images from The Oxford Mark Twain and The Gutenberg Project.
Locations and dates for the most part are from Mark Twain Day By Day, a massive work by David Fears
(See notes marked MTDBD).


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Submitted by scott on

"The train did indeed go through Wagga-Wagga, but since that town is in New South Wales, it would have passed through around midnight. Twain apparently kept no notes on this train trip, and therefore he would have been relying on his memory when writing the seven pages of "More Tramps Abroad" about the Tichborne claimant....
This tale of intrigue, though repeated at length in his travel book, is, after all, not used to give a lesson in geography but rather to substantiate the axiom that truth is stranger than fiction,..."
At Home Abroad,pg 58