Following the Equator: Chapter XX


Following the Equator: Chapter XX
A Caller—A Talk about Old Times—The Fox Hunt—An Accurate Judgment of an Idiot—How We Passed the Custom Officers in Italy

Nothing much about the tour, Mark Twain recalls a fox hunt and the master of hounds he had meet some two decades earlier while in England. He also recounts an experience with the customs officer while entering Italy to take up residence in Florence. He had a letter from the Consul General that eased his passage, and allowed his tobacco through.


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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