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et the whole town buzzi
ng, for it only rains (
during a week or two we
eks) in the winter in N
evada, and even then no
t enough at a time to m
ake it worth while for
any merchant to keep um
brellas for sale. But t
he rain was not the chi
ef wonder. It only last
ed five or ten minutes;
while the people were
still talking about it
all the heavens gathere
d to themselves a dense
blackness as of midnig
ht. All the vast easter
n front of Mount Davids
on, over-looking the ci
ty, put on such a funer
eal gloom that only the
nearness and solidity
Roughing It, Part 6. by Twain, Mark, 1835-1910