Eve's Diary

Eve's Diary - EVE'S DIARY By Mark Twain Illustrated by Lester Ralph Translated from the Original SATURDAY-I am almost a whole day old now I arrived

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Sheet1 Page 1 EVE'S DIARY By Mark Twain Illustrated by Lester Ralph Translated from the Original SATURDAY.--I am almost a whole day old, now. I arrived yesterday. That is as it seems to me. And it must be so, for if there was a day-before-yesterday I was not there when it happened, or I should remember it. It could be, of course, that it did happen, and that I was not noticing. Very well day-before-yesterdays happen I will make a note of it. It will be best to start right and not let the record get confused, for some instinct tells me that these details are going to be important to the historian some day. For I feel like an experiment, I feel exactly like an experiment experiment than I do, and so I am coming to feel convinced that that is what I AM--an experiment Then if I am an experiment, am I the whole of it? No, I think not think the rest of it is part of it. I am the main part of it, but I think the rest of it has its share in the matter. Is my position assured, or do I have to watch it and take care of it? The latter, perhaps. Some instinct tells me that eternal vigilance is the price of supremacy. [That is a good phrase, I think, for one so young.] Everything looks better today than it did yesterday. In the rush of finishing up yesterday, the mountains were left in a ragged condition, and some of the plains were so cluttered with rubbish and remnants that the aspects were quite distressing. Noble and beautiful works of art should not be subjected to haste a most noble and beautiful work. And certainly marvelously near to being perfect, notwithstanding the shortness of the time. There are too many stars in some places and not enough in others, but that can be remedied presently, no doubt. The moon got loose last night, and slid down and fell out of the scheme--a very great loss to think of it. There isn't another thing among the ornaments and decorations that is comparable to it for beauty and finish. It should have been fastened better. If we can only get it back again-- But of course there is no telling where it went to. And besides, whoever gets it will hide it I believe I can be honest in all other matters, but I already begin to
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Sheet1 Page 2 realize that the core and center of my nature is love of the beautiful, a passion for the beautiful, and that it would not be safe to trust me with a moon that belonged to another person and that person didn't know I had it. I could give up a moon that I found in the daytime, because I should be afraid some one was looking am sure I should find some kind of an excuse for not saying anything about it. For I do love moons, they are so pretty and so romantic. I wish we had five or six tired lying on the moss-bank and looking up at them. Stars are good, too.
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This note was uploaded on 08/15/2011 for the course MKTW 102 taught by Professor Mccoy during the Spring '07 term at Elmira.

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Eve's Diary - EVE'S DIARY By Mark Twain Illustrated by Lester Ralph Translated from the Original SATURDAY-I am almost a whole day old now I arrived

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