Congratulations to Dorion who correctly identified yesterday's Person-of-Mystery as Samuel Clemens, better known by his pen name of Mark Twain.
I thought I could throw you all off by posting an image of Twain before his mustache and bushy gray hair, but it wasn't to be. This from about 1850 is an image of a young Sam as a printer's apprentice. He's holding a composting stick with his name. A composting stick was used to assemble the metal type before printing, but the type actually would be assembled backwards (readable in a mirror) so the result on the page would be correct. The daguerrotype process produced a reverse image, so when his picture was taken, he knew that the reverse of his reverse name would be readable.
As some of you knew, Roger (aka, DAGG), was a regular for awhile, but we haven't heard as much of him and he was prone to guess Mark Twain for the Person-of-Mystery, so I thought I might flush him out by actually making Twain the Person-of-Mystery, but it wasn't to be.
In any event, Mark Twain is one of my favorite authors and one of the few people I always enjoy re-reanding. Does anyone have a favorite story/quote/novel by Twain?