The Danger of Lying in Bed

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Mark Twain is one of the greatest American writers of all times. Sometimes he is even called “the father of American literature”. He was an inventor, journalist, lecturer, boat pilot and, of course, writer. His wide life experience gave him all the plots. Millions of adults and children all over the globe still read and love his books. Tales are written in a very special witty manner. The most famous writings are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. These two books became national treasures. Even Ernest Hemingway in 1935 wrote: “All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn.” These writings are real masterpieces, but there are also plenty of short stories by Mark Twain, which are worthwhile. One of these tales is The Danger of Lying in Bed. This is a story of quite logical reasoning and really unexpected conclusions. Have you ever seen the statistics of deaths in railroad disasters and just in beds at home? Then read this funny and amusing story of a man, who conducted a whole investigation on the issue. Poor people have no idea how dangerous it is to trust those deadly beds. The language of the story is very expressive and sarcastic. You can’t help smiling at the reasoning of the main character. Spend five minutes to learn the writing and figure out, whether it is so riskily to sleep in your bed.
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