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In this week’s installment of Campfire Classics Collection, we’ll be snuggling up to the fire with A Ghost Story by acclaimed American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer, Mark Twain. This tale is particularly fascinating because, not only is it good for a scare, it is a damming commentary on the hoax of the Cardiff Giant. For those of you that find yourself unfamiliar with that topic, rest assured. It will be covered at great length in a future episode. For now, make yourself a hot cup of tea, find your favorite blanket, and settle in for an eerie and elegant tale written by a true master. 

Campfire: Tales of the Strange and Unsettling is created for adult audiences only. The content and discussion in this show will necessarily engage with various accounts that include violence, anxiety, fear, and occasional body horror. Much of it will be emotionally and intellectually challenging to engage with. We will flag especially graphic or intense content so as to never put you in an uninformed or unprepared position. We will do our best to make this a space where we can engage bravely, empathetically, and thoughtfully with difficult content every week. 

This week’s episode includes descriptions/sound related the following sensitive content:

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Mark Twain’s best known works include Jumping Frog of Calaveras County (1865), The Innocents Abroad (1869),Roughing It (1872), The Gilded Age (1873), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1867), and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885). 

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