"[H]e said this in joke, but I've no dought [sic] it was founded on truth."
--Susy Clemens, aged fourteen, writing of her father Mark Twain something that could be applied to almost all of his utterances.
Clemens, Olivia Susan. Untitled biography of Mark Twain. Published as Papa: An Intimate Biography of Mark Twain, by Susy Clemens, New York: Doubleday, 1985, Print. MS at University of Virginia Barrett Collection. MS copy at Bancroft Library.