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The Mysterious Stranger

Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins

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Mark Twain, incensed by increasing religious and political imperialism around the globe, characterizes a large nation's invasion and occupation of a smaller country as the "strange and over-showy onslaught of an elephant upon a nest of field mice, on the pretext that the mice had squeaked an insolence at him - conduct which 'no self-respecting government could allow to pass unavenged' as Mr. Chamberlain said. Was that a good pretext in a small case when it had not been a good pretext in a large one? For only recently Russia had affronted the elephant three times and survived alive and unsmitten". (From "To the Person Sitting in Darkness", by Mark Twain)

Public Domain (P)2019 Richard Henzel/Jennie Henzel

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