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A Whispering Child [photograph inscribed by Mark Twain, 1906; drawing reproduced from Harper's Weekly, 8 December 1906]
A Whispering Child
[photograph inscribed by Mark Twain, 1906; drawing reproduced from Harper's Weekly, 8 December 1906]

In this photo taken at Mark Twain's home at 21 Fifth Avenue in New York City, an optical illusion suggests that a fair-haired child is whispering in the author's ear. Harper's Weekly outlined the false image for its readers in its 8 December 1906 issue.

A Whispering Child [photograph inscribed by Mark Twain, 1906; drawing reproduced from Harper's Weekly, 8 December 1906]
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