Why anybody would need to read a review for a free download of a book is beyond me, but here it goes! I thought that I had read all of Mark Twain's books, but it looks as if I might have overlooked this book.
This fictional story of a stolen elephant is truly a joy to read. Many parts of this ridiculous and incredibly detailed story of an idiotic bureaucracy are just as true today as they were 150 years ago. This is another masterpiece reflecting Mark Twain's imagination and wry sense of humor. I think there was a sentence or two in which the original text was somehow scanned incorrectly, but it didn't raise my hackles enough to warrant the purchase of an original (OMG paper) version of this book! Reading any Mark Twain book in an E-Book form has many advantages over the paper version. In nearly every chapter, Mark Twain used an obscure word that I could not recall the definition of. In an E-Reader (I use a Nook Fire) you can highlight the unfamiliar word, and immediately get the definition of that word. If you like Mark Twain, you will want to read "The Stolen White Elephant".