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Extracts from Adam's Diary

Extracts from Adam's Diary by Mark Twain
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Get the true story of Adam and Eve, straight from the source. This humorous text is a day-to-day account of Adam’s life from happiness in the “GARDEN-OF-EDEN” to their fall from grace and the events thereafter. Learn how Eve caught the infant Cain, and Adam takes some time to learn exactly what it is.

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Translated from the original MS.

by Mark Twain

[NOTE. I translated a portion of this diary some years ago, and a friend of mine printed a few copies in an incomplete form, but the public never got them. Since then I have deciphered some more of Adam's hieroglyphics, and think he has now become sufficiently important as a public character to justify this publication. M. T.]


This new creature with the long hair is a good deal in the way. It is always hanging around and following me about. I don't like this; I am not used to company. I wish it would stay with the other animals. Cloudy to day, wind in the east; think we shall have rain.... Where did I get that word?... I remember now the new creature uses it.


Been examining the great waterfall. It is the finest thing on the estate, I think. The new creature calls it Niagara Falls why, I am sure I do not know. Says it looks like Niagara Falls. That is not a reason; it is mere waywardness and imbecility. I get no chance to name anything myself... Continue reading book >>

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