Your audiobook is waiting…

To the Person Sitting in Darkness

Narrated by: Richard Henzel
Length: 55 mins

Regular price: $4.18

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Publisher's Summary

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."

Public Domain (P)2019 Richard Henzel/Jennie Henzel

What members say