Mark Twain quote about pride from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Tom Sawyer the Pirate looked around upon the envying juveniles about him and confessed in his heart that this was the proudest moment of his life.
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Tom Sawyer the Pirate looked around upon the envying juveniles about him and confessed in his heart that this was the proudest moment of his life.
 Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). copy citation

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Author Mark Twain
Source The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Topic pride pirate
Date 1876
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/74/74-h/74-h.htm

Context

“And the loving attentions Aunt Polly lavished upon him were the one thing capable of making him more uncomfortable than he was before.
Suddenly the minister shouted at the top of his voice: «Praise God from whom all blessings flow—sing!—and put your hearts in it!»
And they did. Old Hundred swelled up with a triumphant burst, and while it shook the rafters Tom Sawyer the Pirate looked around upon the envying juveniles about him and confessed in his heart that this was the proudest moment of his life.
As the «sold» congregation trooped out they said they would almost be willing to be made ridiculous again to hear Old Hundred sung like that once more.
Tom got more cuffs and kisses that day—according to Aunt Polly's varying moods—than he had earned before in a year; and he hardly knew which expressed the most gratefulness to God and affection for himself.” source

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