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Mark Twain's retort of sort

                At odds about the undertakers fees, Mark Twain jeered:
	“There is a system of extortion going on here!” 
	What horrific prices to pay for just a box and hole
	When it's not the body we care about, but the soul! 

This clerihew is derrived from reading Mark Twains views on burying the dead. His only quotation is the second line.  ( Mark Twain and the Carson City Undertaker) - February 1864

Sandra Hudson, 1/18/2012

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  1. Date: 1/19/2012 11:54:00 AM
    You sure have not lost a thing, you have picked up right where you left off ~Magnificent~ writing. So happy to see you back here at the Soup Sandra. Oh and about your changes over the last two years I think we are ever changing from day to day. Keep them coming and I will keep reading them. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/19/2012 10:17:00 AM
    I'm english Sandra, yet this still reaches out to all, of that i'm sure. awesome poem. harry

  1. Date: 1/18/2012 8:24:00 PM
    Being from hiis part of the country.I'm honored. But also aspire to reach his level of respect.good luck in the contest.