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We consider that the man who can fiddle all through one of those Virginia Reels without losing his grip, may be depended upon in any kind of musical emergency.
, "The Music", Virginia city
, 10 January 1863, p. 3; as cited in
The Works of Mark Twain: Early Tales & Sketches
(1979), Volume 15, Part 1, p. 181, note 1.
A variant without the word "musical" appears in
Mark Twain of the Enterprise: newspaper articles & other documents, 1862-1864
(1957), p. 47
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