Twain walking around his Stormfield, Connecticut house in 1909. Shot by the one, the only, Thomas Edison.
“…it is the most out of the world and peaceful and tranquil and in every way satisfactory home I have had experience of in my life.”
“I was never in this beautiful region until yesterday evening. Miss Lyon and the architect built and furnished the house without any help or advice from me, and the result is entirely to my satisfaction.
It is charmingly quiet here. The house stands alone, with nothing in sight but woodsy hills and rolling country.”