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    Safety valve

    Can anyone tell me where in the works of Mark Twain the phrase "three (negroes) sitting on the safety valve occurs?
    Why? Because I am writing a piece about a miner who was killed in 1920 having been ordered to sit on the safety valve of the air receiver.
    Thank You

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    It's in The Gilded Age: A tale of today. In chapter IV a few pages into it.

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    Many thanks. No wonder I couldn't find it in Life on the Mississippi. I have put a draft version at at
    Can't immagine a more appropriate quote.

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