Mark Twain, The Biggest Liar in America

Mark Twain, The Biggest Liar in America

MARK TWAIN was a famous American writer who wrote funny stories. He liked hunting and fishing very much, so one year he went to Maine for a holiday and spent three very pleasant weeks in the woods there.

MARK TWAIN was a famous American writer who wrote funny stories. He liked hunting and fishing very much, so one year he went to Maine for a holiday and spent three very pleasant weeks in the woods there.

When he had to go back home, he drove to the station with his luggage, asked a porter to put it into the train, go into a carriage and sat down on one of the seats. The carriage was empty when he got in, but a few minutes later, another man got in and sat down on the seat opposite the writer. Mark Twain thought he looked an unpleasant fellow, but he said good morning to him, and they began to talk.

First they talked about the weather and then they talked about Maine. The stranger said, “You have been in our woods, haven’t you ?”

TWAIN IN HIS OLD AGE

“Yes, I have,” answered the writer. “I’ve just spent three weeks there. And let me tell you something. Although fishing is not allowed in Maine in this season, I’ve got 200 pounds of beautiful fish with my luggage in this train. I packed it in ice to take it home with me. May I ask who you are, sir ?”

The stranger looked at Mark Twain for several seconds and then answered, “I’m a police officer. My job is to catch people who hunt and fish during the wrong seasons. Who are you ?”

Of course, Mark Twain was surprised and frightened when he heard this. He thought quickly and then answered, “Well, i’ll tell you, sir. I’m the man who tells the biggest lies in America.”

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Ukrainian, posted this comment on Sep 25th, 2010

Great funny story! Thank you for sharing!

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