St. Petersburg Now
Three local boys disappear.
Planned Funeral for Thomas Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, and Joe Harper
Sunday, Apr 19th 1936 at 12pm
St. Petersburg, MO
Interview with Mark Twain
Mr. Twain was interviewed on his new book, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. We asked him some inside questions to his personal background (which happens to be tied with the book a little bit.)
Interviewer: 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: Well, I chose Robin Hood because it is so widely known and apreciated. Plus, I wanted to show that Tom was very rowdy and much like Robin Hood.
Interviewer: Were you at all like Tom when you were a child?
Twain: Actually yes, for the most part anyways. I created the entire book based off my life.
Interviewer: When Tom did his little white-washing scheme we all had different opinions, what was yours?
Twain: I personally think that the white-washing scheme shows Tom's personality and the kind of person he went from in the beginning to the person he changed into at the end.