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The Stolen White Elephant

Mark Twain

Book Overview: 

In this Mark Twain short story an Indian elephant, en route from India to Britain as a gift to Queen, disappears in New Jersey. The local police department goes into high gear to solve the mystery but it all comes to a tragic end.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Have fifty thousand copies of this printed at once and mailed to every detective office and pawnbroker's shop on the continent." Alaric retired. "There—so far, so good. Next, I must have a photograph of the property."

I gave him one. He examined it critically, and said:

"It must do, since we can do no better; but he has his trunk curled up and tucked into his mouth. That is unfortunate, and is calculated to mislead, for of course he does not usually have it in that position." He touched his bell.

"Alaric, have fifty thousand copies of this photograph made the first thing in the morning, and mail them with the descriptive circulars."

Alaric retired to execute his orders. The inspector said:

"It will be necessary to offer a reward, of course. Now as to the amount?"

"What sum would you suggest?"

"To begin with, I should say—well, twenty-five thousand dollars. It is an intricate and dif. . . Read More

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Όπως έχω αναφέρει ξανά, πολύ πιθανόν, ο Μπλέικ Έντουαρντς να εμπνεύστηκε από αυτή την κλασική χιουμοριστική ιστορία του Τουέιν το σενάριο της διάσημης ταινίας του 'Το πάρτυ' (1969). Με τη σειρά του και ο Τουέιν ένιωσε την ανάγκη να σατιρίσει τις αστυνομικές έρευνες και τα μυθιστορήματα μυστηρίου, ίσ

Ο αφηγητής συναντά σ' ένα τρένο έναν αξιοπρεπέστατο τζέντλεμαν, που του αφηγείται την προσωπική του περιπέτεια, όταν ανέλαβε να μεταφέρει έναν ελέφαντα από το Σιάμ στο Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο. Όταν έκαναν στάση στη Νέα Υόρκη, ο ελέφαντας κλάπηκε(!) κι εκείνος απευθύνθηκε στην αστυνομία, για να τον βρει. Κα

This is a satire on the investigation process.
How agencies bamboozle and mislead the sufferer and stakeholders, is shown in the story in typical Twain style of humor and neat narration. I liked it and you too can, if you enjoy reading absurdity with depth and also wish to have a genuine cause of muc

A little known short story by Mark Twain, The Stolen White Elephant, deserves much more notoriety than it has received. It is truly a satirical jewel propped full with Clements’ wit, humor and genius. It is a detective spoof that far outdistances the fabled tales of the great Sherlock Holmes and may

So funny. I can easily imagine some of the action in this story happening.

Un libro brevissimo che si legge in neanche un'oretta ma bello per la storia e per gli spunti di riflessione sull'inettitudine delle forze dell'ordine e sulla criminalità e corruzzione.

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I love Twain. The man’s mind is an utter marvel; so unique and subversive it’s almost difficult to believe such genius could be held within a single mind. And yet, here we are.

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