Mark Twain on Students' Compositions at Tom Sawyer's School
Excerpt From Chapter 21 of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer"
Mark Twain on Students' "Original" Compositions at Tom Sawyer's SchoolFrom Chapter 21 of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
"ln such delicious fancies time quickly glides by, and the welcome hour arrives for her entrance into the Elysian world, of which she has had such bright dreams. How fairy-like does everything appear to her enchanted vision! Each new scene is more charming than the last. But after a while she finds that beneath this goodly exterior, all is vanity, the flattery which once charmed her soul, now grates harshly upon her ear; the ball-room has lost its charms; and with wasted health and imbittered heart, she turns away with the conviction that earthly pleasures cannot satisfy the longings of the soul!"