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June 16th, 2018: A Ghost Story by Mark Twain

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Please join us for our next chat in  #readers_corner at 8:30 P.M. (EDST) June 16th, 2018 -- 00:30  A.M. (GMT) June 17th -- for a discussion of "A Ghost Story" by Mark Twain

This little gem from Mark Twain's pen is a bit of a tongue in cheek satire of "horror" tales as well as a sharp stick in the eye to gullibility and to P.T. Barnum's "believe it or not" cynicism.  It starts off as though it is a very well crafted ghost story then rapidly turns into a parody.  I think you will enjoy it.

The story capitalizes on the publicity surrounding the alleged discovery of a fossilized giant in Cardiff, England and subsequent exposure of the fossil as a fraud.  Like most of Train's writings it displays his keen wit and utter disdain for frauds.  I think you will love the story.

The story is available on line at:  https://americanliterature.com/author/mark-twain/short-story/a-ghost-story  

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