Extracts from Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven, Chapter 1

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Extracts from Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven, Chapter 1
Captain Stormfield has died and he spends the next thirty years travelling to the hereafter, primarily looking for comets to race.
 

Capt. Stormfield died and it took him thirty years to reach heaven, racing along like a comet. Indeed racing other comets. Finally arriving at the wrong door, his planet of origin is unknown. The clerk eventually identifies where the good captain should be, a million leagues away. He goes to the red wishing-carpet and instantly arrives at the proper gate. What follows is the destruction of every belief the captain had about heaven and a new perspective on humanity's place in the universe. Published as a Christmas gift book in October of 1909, six months before Twain's death.

 
 
 

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