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  • Taking a dip: Mark Twain and Helen Allen, the daughter of his host family, enjoy the waters next to the property ?Bay House?, in Old Slip Lane, Pembroke. This picture is thought to have been taken in 1908.

    Taking a dip: Mark Twain and Helen Allen, the daughter of his host family, enjoy the waters next to the property ?Bay House?, in Old Slip Lane, Pembroke. This picture is thought to have been taken in 1908.

  • Sea blue: Mark Twain

    Sea blue: Mark Twain


Seeking Twain’s quote

January 2, 2012

Dear Sir,

I was wondering if I could get some help with something through your newspaper. A long time ago when I was in Bermuda I read a quote in the introduction to a tourist book about Bermuda( I can’t remember the name or the author of this book). It said that Mark Twain called the seas of Bermuda a sort of “hysterical blue” in colour.

I have been trying to track down this quote and have never been able to find it again - would you be able to point me in the right direction? Is this a real Mark Twain quote? Do you know where and when he said it?

Any help you could give me with my search would be very gratefully received

EMMA BROWN

London, UK

Editor’s Note: Anyone with information should e-mail it to letters[AT]royalgazette.bm or call 278-0169.

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Published Jan 5, 2012 at 5:50 am (Updated Jan 5, 2012 at 5:47 am)

Looking for Mark Twain quote

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