Upon returning to the United States, Twain was offered honorary membership in Yale University 's secret society Scroll and Key in 1868.  Its devotion to "fellowship, moral and literary self-improvement, and charity" suited him well.
Finally, here is a very odd ad from 1940 that dubiously connects Twain’s love for cats with a love for RC Cola…
Mark Twain spent his last years in a house in Connecticut. Everyone respected the man who was a river pilot, typesetter, humorist, much loved author, and more! Twain always had a cat around, and, if you were wondering who the favorites were, they were Blatherskite, Apollinaris, Beelzebub, and last but not least, Buffalo Bill.
MAN . Composite graphic courtesy of Dave Thomson. The only very marked difference between the average civilized man and the average savage is that the one ...
There are many variations of the "report of my death" quote. The original note was written May 1897: