A collection of short stories including "1,000,000 Bank Note" written late in Twains career when he was facing financial problems. In the title story, a smart, honest, American man through a series of accidents ends up penniless in 19th century London where he attracts the attention of two wealthy gentlemen. The gentlemen lend him a 1,000,000 lb. bank note (roughly a 150 Million dollar bill) interest free for one month. At the end of the month he must return it, or face the consequences. Twain manages to play several tricks on the reader and still leave us smiling.