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1. The visit of an unknown man.


2. The talk.


3. The decision to find out about the neighbour's business.


4. Visitor's successful attempt to find out my income.


( Key Words:


The first visitor; branch of business; particular; to appear ignorant;

his customers; we began talking; presence of mind; to find out all about

his business; my lecturing money; income from; nearly; any mistake.


A Mysterious Visit


After Mark Twain


The first visitor that came to see me was a gentleman who said he was an

assessor, and connected with the U.S. Internal Revenue Department1.1



1 had never heard of his branch of business before, but I was very glad

to see him. Would he sit down? He sat down. I did not know anything

particular to say, and I asked him if he was opening his shop in our



He said he was. (I did not wish to appear ignorant, but I hoped he would

say what he was going to sell.)


I asked him, "How was trade?" And he said, "So-so".


I then said we would visit him and become his customers.


He said he thought we would like his establishment.


I do not know how it happened, but we began talking.


We talked, and talked, and talked — and we laughed, and laughed, and

laughed. But all the time I had my presence of mind about me. I decided

to find out all about his business — and thought I would have it out of

him without his suspecting what I wanted. I would tell him all about my

own business, and he would naturally forget himself, and tell me all

about his affairs. I said:


"Now you never would guess what I made lecturing this winter and last



"No — I could not. Say seventeen hundred, maybe?"


"Ha! I knew you couldn't! My lecturing money for last spring and this

winter were fourteen thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars.


"Why, it is amazing — perfectly amazing, even this wasn't all?"


"All! Why, bless you2, there was my income from the newspaper for four

months eight thousand dollars, for example?"


"Eight thousand! I'll make a note of it".


"There's my book, The Innocents Abroad — price from $3.50 to $5. Listen

to me. During the last four months and a half, we've sold ninety-five

thousand copies of that book. Average four dollars a copy. It's nearly

four hundred thousand dollars, my son. I get half".


"My God! Fourteen — seven — fifty — eight — two thousand".


"Possible! If there's any mistake it's the other way.3 Two hundred and

fourteen thousand, cash, is my income for this year if I know



( Proper names:


Mark Twain [ ] — Марк Твен


( Commentary:


1 the U.S. Internal Revenue Department — департамент податків і зборів



2 bless you —нехай йому чорт


3 If there's any mistake it's the other way.— Якщо є помилка, то інша



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1. The electronic toys for children and grown-ups.


2. The influence of video games.


3. Types of games.


4. The process of making such games.

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