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Fourth anecdote. One day during his tenure as the editor of a small Missouri newspaper, Mark Twain received a letter from a reader who had found a spider in his paper. He wondered whether this portended good or bad luck. Twain replied, “It is neither good luck nor bad” Instead the spider was merely looking over our paper to see which merchant was not advertising so that he could go to that store, spin his web across the door, and lead a life of undisturbed peace. Fifth anecdote. Mark Twain’s birth in November 1835 was heralded by the return of Halley’s comet. Twain, who often remarked upon this curiosity, came to think of himself and the comet as ‘unaccountable freaks,’ cosmically linked, having come in together, he declared, they would go out together. In fact, twain was proven right. On the night of his death in April 1910, Halley’s comet once again blazed through the sky. Sixth anecdote. Mark Twain once proposed a ‘Plan for the Improvement of English Spelling’: For the Year 1 that useless letter ‘c’ would be dropped to be replased either by ‘k’ or ‘s,’ and likewise, ‘x’ would no longer be part of the alphabet. The only kase in which ‘c’ would be retained would be the ‘ch’ formation.