the kansas city star newspaper had a lost and found ad on april 5, 1905, that was written like this:
A CAST LOST - FIVE DOLLARS REWARD for his restoration to Mark Twain, No. 21 Fifth avenue. Large and intensely black; thick, velvety fur; has a faint fringe of white hair across his chest; not easy to find in ordinary light.
isn't that greatly worded? i'd be hunting the mess out of that town for that cat.
more info, and picture of the bambino here: http://www.twainquotes.com/Bambino.html