The wrong word…

June 21, 2010

Mark Twain’s tribute to daughter sells for $242,500

gbu twain 280Twain spent the last four years of his life recording his life for prosperity but included strict instructions that many of the pieces appear no sooner than 100 years after his death.

In the last sentence of the article, shouldn’t the word “prosperity” actually be “posterity”?

Although Twain is known to have had financial problems for many years prior to his death, it is unlikely that he would be trying to write for “prosperity” while specifying that some of those writings be held for a period of 100 years.

J.B.

Yes. We corrected: GBU Editor

Chinese architect Kwong Yusheng sings karaoke style, as the lips of a mechanical head of American author Mark Twain move in sync, at an exhibition displaying goods used in amusement parks in a 1997 file photo. REUTERS

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