YOU don't know about me without you have read a book by the name of Java Enterprise in a Nutshell, Third Edition; but that ain't no matter. That book was made by Mr. Jim Farley and Mr. William Crawford, and some other people, including me, and we told the truth, mainly. There was things which we stretched, but mainly we told the truth. That is nothing. I never seen anybody but lied one time or another, without it was Aunt Polly, or the widow, or maybe Mary. EJB and JDBC and JPA and SOAP and Struts (I did the Struts) is all told about in that book, which is mostly a true book, with some stretchers, as I said before.
Now the way that the book winds up is this: We didn't find the money that the robbers hid in the cave, and it didn't make us rich. We got some money apiece -- all gold. It was an awful sight of money when it was piled up. Well, Judge Thatcher he took it and put it out at interest, and it fetched us a dollar a day apiece all the year round -- more than a body could tell what to do with. The Widow Douglas she took me for her son, and allowed she would sivilize me; but it was rough living in the house all the time, considering how dismal regular and decent the widow was in all her ways; and so when I couldn't stand it no longer I lit out. I got into my old rags and my sugar-hogshead again, and was free and satisfied. But Tom Sawyer he hunted me up and said he was going to start a band of robbers and ride the rails, and I might join if I would go back to the widow and be respectable. So I went back. ( Apologies to S. L. Clemens)comments powered by Disqus