Mark Twain

Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted;
persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished;
persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot.
BY ORDER OF THE AUTHOR.

warning at the front of “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”

One Comment
  1. loren

    Of course, the real effect of this is to make critics search even harder for a motive, a moral, not to mention a plot to overthrow the current moral order.

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