Bakers Bluejay Yarn book. Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which would later provide the setting for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. He apprenticed with a printer. He also work Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist
Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain. Lttle Women - Louisa May Alcott. The Call of the Wild - Jack London. Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe. Main Street - Sinclair Lewis. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett. Uncle Tom's Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe. It ain’t any use to tell me a bluejay hasn’t got a sense of humor, because I know better. And memory, too. They brought jays here from all over the United States to look down that hole, every summer for three years. Other birds, too. And they could all see the point except an owl that come from Nova Scotia to visit the Yo Semite, and he took this thing in on his way back. He said he couldn’t see anything funny in it. But then he was a good deal disappointed about Yo Semite, to. Previous Chapter Next Chapter. Return to the A Tramp Abroad Summary Return to the Mark Twain Library.
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Jim Baker’s Blue-Jay Yarn. Animals talk to each other, of course. There can be no question about that; but I suppose there are very few people who can understand them. He was a middle-aged, simple-hearted miner who had lived in a lonely corner of California, among the woods and mountains, a good many years, and had studied the ways of his only neighbors, the beasts and the birds, until he believed he could accurately translate any remark which they made.
Jim Baker’s Bluejay Yarn was first published as chapter 3 of Mark Twain’s travel narrative A Tramp Abroad (1880). In that version, the actual narrative is preceded by an introduction, which appears at the end of chapter 2, in which the narrator of A Tramp Abroad introduces Jim Baker as a middle-aged, simple-hearted miner who had lived in a lonely corner of California among the woods and mountains a good many years, and had studied the ways of his only. The narrator affirms that he knows this to be true because Jim Baker told him so himself, thus establishing his own naïveté and gullibility. This beginning establishes a frame for the story.
Jim takes over and in drawling sentences tells his yarn about the bluejay who found a hole -in the roof of a house- and tried to fill it with acorns. All of it is perfect for the story teller who has a flare for reading Twain's various and involved dialects. Told properly, young listeners will like the obvious comedy of the silly bird. The author's narration of his own run-in with three cackling ravens serves as preparation for an introduction to Jim Baker, a solitary old miner, who has peculiar ideas about bird talk. Jim takes over and in drawling sentences tells his yarn about the bluejay who found a hole -in the roof of a house- and tried to fill it with acorns.
Friday, November 25, 2011. Jim Baker’s Blue-Jay Yarn. Mark Twain (1835–1910) From Mark Twain: A Tramp Abroad, Following the Equator, Other Travels. way that a desperate blue jay might try to fill a hole with acorns. In lieu of a speech, Twain told a fanciful, off-color tale of Mr. Longfellow, Mr. Emerson & Mr. Oliver Wendell Holmes showing up drunk at a California miner’s cabin. His attempt at a jovial roast backfired with the bluebloods of New England who, like the owl that visits Yosemite, couldn’t see anything funny in it.