Mysteries in Missouri

September 1874 ~ Reporter Leah N.

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Gone

Gone! They are gone! Vanished! Disappeared! Gone! 3 young boys mysteriously were found missing this morning: Tom Sawyer, Joe Harper, and Huckleberry Finn. The buys were said to have disappeared last night, and their tracks were followed to the Mississippi River. The theory is that the boys decided to go for a midnight swim- but they never reappeared, leading us to suspect they had drowned in the river. We talked to the boys' schoolmaster earlier today and learned that the night before the boys vanished, Tom, Joe and Huck were acting strange. We suspect they were planning their midnight expedition. We plan to shoot a cannon tomorrow just in case the boys DIDN'T drown, but don't get your hopes up. Pictures of the missing boys shown below.


-Reporter Leah N.

Meet Twain

Ever wanted to meet the all-famous Mark Twain? Now you can get to know him with this interview...


Me: "Mr. Twain, in your new book, I enjoyed your allusion to Robin Hood when the boys were playing games on the island. Why did you choose that particular allusion?"


Twain: "Robin Hood was a story that fascinated me as a boy, and I know it would fit Tom's character to be interested in a outlaw-hero."


Me: " Many people have told me that some of the events in the book came from experiences you had as a boy. Is this true?"


Twain: "Some are, some aren't. Some are things I thought or wanted to do myself as a boy. Some I intentionally crated. It wall depended on what was happening in the story at the time."


Me: "Why did you have Tom have no parents, only Aunt Polly?"


Twain: "I decided to do that because it gave Tom his mischievous "take advantage of my guardian" character. It also developed his character by him feeling bad for taking advantage of Polly in the first place. Not only that, but it added some flavor to the story."


Me: "Thank you for taking the time today to have this interview!"


Twain: "Anytime!"


See below for extra information on Twain!

-Reporter Leah N.

Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)