The other day in English class we were asked why we thought that at the begining of Mark Twains Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Twain wrote the following notice:


                                        Notice
Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot. 

By Order of the author per. G.G., Chief of Ordnance

My response was this poem

Its Huck Finn,
            Not the missing link
Its an adventuer,
            Not a fable
Its Mark Twain,
            Not Charles Darwin
Its entertainment,
            Not a textbook
Its a book,
           Not an artifact
Its a story,
          Not ment to be studyed
Least it lose its value
 


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