O is for Oahu

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Mark Twain in Hawaii: Roughing It In The Sandwich Islands
by Mark Twain
Mutual 1990, 2013
First published 1872
Discover Books, Baltimore MD
via ABE.com
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Oahu was the name of Twain’s rental horse. “… my attention being so much occupied by Oahu. The place was so steep that at times he stood straight up on his tiptoes and clung by his forward toenails, with his back to the Pacific Ocean and his nose close to the moon–and thus situated we formed an equestrian picture which was as uncomfortable to me as it may have been picturesque to the spectators.”
University of Virginia Library, Mark Twain in His Times: Scenes in Honolulu — No. 7

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

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