I really liked this writing by Mark Twain. It is very clear and straight to the point. this writing seems to be about the feelings of a town in a time of war. It shows that churches played a big role. From this writing you can see that church and religion gave pelople a sense of security much like it does in todays society.
the paragraph that starts with "I came from the throne" is my favorite section of this entire writing. Mark Twains examples are very clear and his point is easy to understand. Mark Twain says "If you pray for the blessing of rain on your crop which needs it, by that act you are possibly praying for a curse on some neighbor's crop which may not need rain and can be injured by it". He wants you to think before you pray. Know the whole situation and full consequences of your prayer.