Four of America's Favorite Short Stories by Mark Twain.
Stories of pioneers and goldminers, men and women living lives of pluck and desperation, tragedy and triumph. Mark Twain, America's favorite author, wrote honestly about the people he met, their foibles and their flaws, and the singular pride that carried them through often difficult lives. The sometimes funny, occasionally dark, stories collected here, are highlights of Twain's great career.
The Professor's Yarn -- When gamblers on a riverboat attempt to swindle a pompous cattleman, they find that things aren't exactly what they seem. Runtime: 13:24
The California Tale - In this heart-breaking tale of devotion, a lonely pioneer tells a visiting miner of his beautiful wife who will soon return home. Runtime: 17:03
A Dying Man's Confession - When a man's family is killed by rogue soldiers, he spends the rest of his life planning a grisly reckoning. Runtime: 25:31
The Man Who Put Up at Gadsby's - the hilarious tale of Mr. Lykins, a haughty teacher looking to secure the position of postmaster, and the fate of the last man who came to claim what he believed to be his just rewards. Runtime: 9:29
All four stories performed by Brian Odgen.