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The introductory essay in this book is far more interesting than the story it is about. ( )
  Sahara20 | May 18, 2013 |
Twain at his most satirical (and scatological).
  Fledgist | Dec 27, 2009 |
Have you been searching for a courtly, Elizabethan dialog on farts and sex with a really broad dirty joke thrown in for good measure? Then this is the booklet you've been looking for!

Otherwise... well at least it's short. ( )
  Harmless_Dilettante | May 8, 2008 |
This is an hysterically funny little story by Mark Twain. Queen Elizabeth I is having some people over and all of a sudden there is a great noisy and smelly fart in the room. The Queen goes around the room asking who did it and finally finds the culprit who apologizes that it is so puny. At one point where no one has admitted the deed the Queen exclaims, "Hath it come that a fart shall fart itself ?. There is also some sexual double entendre for a few more laughs. I still laugh out loud every time I read it. ( )
  wildbill | Apr 15, 2008 |
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Not everything Twain wrote was family-friendly least of all this hilariously bawdy sketch depicting a friendly chat on matters sexual and scatological among Queen Elizabeth, Shakespeare, Sir Walter Raleigh, and others. Privately published by William Dean Howells in an edition of only six copies, here is a side of Mark Twain largely unknown.… (more)

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