The Innocents Abroad - Chapter 7


The Innocents Abroad - Chapter 7
A Tempest at Night—Spain and Africa on Exhibition—Greeting a Majestic Stranger—The Pillars of Hercules—The Rock of Gibraltar—Tiresome Repetition—"The Queen's Chair"—Serenity Conquered—Curiosities of the Secret Caverns—Personnel of Gibraltar—Some Odd Characters—A Private Frolic in Africa—Bearding a Moorish Garrison (without loss of life)—Vanity Rebuked—Disembarking in the Empire of Morocco

Mark Twain visits Gibraltar. According to McKeithan (1958) Interrogation Point was originally described as "a born ass". This characterization was changed in the book to "a good-natured, enterprising idiot". The full article as printed in the Daily Alta California is included as an image on this page. I cannot find these phrases in the included article so perhaps they are from another in the series of letters.


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I've improved the audio portion and perhaps made the video a bit more interesting.