|Playing with Names
[from an 1884 notebook]
Clemens always carried with him a small notebook in which he recorded matters great and trivial—business notes, addresses, personal errands, literary ideas.
In the spring of 1884, momentarily toying with the notion of a physician trying to write a play, he filled seven pages of his notebook with a list of potential characters, including "Rectum Jones" and "Scrofula St. Augustine."