Comment: Beyond writing, there is little evidence of my hard work.

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Beyond writing, there is little evidence of my hard work.

I have many honorary degrees including Oxford. Old men would offer vittles & drink to entice me; I would attend. They would confer honorariums on me... asking for no work. Ain't no harm in free food & drink hear tell; I obliged them. Many of our founding fathers were of the same inclination. I reluctantly accepted these honorariums. Freemasons then & now populate the trades & government. By the way, near as I recall, I am still honorary Vice President of the Anti-Imperialist League.

I suppose I owe over a century of back dues.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul