Thanksgiving Is Ruined
March 08, 2006
"Only one thing more and worse could happen . . .
. . . and it happened."
The above is the setup for the disastrous denouement described by Mark Twain in a section of writing that must have one of the coolest chapter titles ever written:
My Exquisite Poem Goes to Smash
The book is Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc (1896).
The narrator concludes: "Such things make a life of bitterness, and I do not wish to dwell upon them."