RIGHT. Clemens died on 21 April 1910. Halley's Comet was again visible in the night sky, as it had been 75 years earlier, when he was born.

"I came in 1835 with Halley's Comet . . . and I expect to go out with it. It'll be the great disappointment of my life if I don't. The Almighty has said, no doubt, 'Now here are two indefinable freaks. They came in together. They must go out together.' Oh, I am looking forward to that."