St. Petersburg Now

Missing Boys


Three local boys disappear.

Thomas Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, and Joe Harper have all mysteriously disappeared from their homes. They were last seen in bed sleeping (Thomas and Joe) or playing during the day (Huckleberry). We talked to Aunt Polly about this and she has said that she "ain't gotten any a sleepin' since poor Tom, my boy, disappeared." I personally think that contrary to what is being said, the boys might have run away fooling around. But if they are found to have run away, it might not look good for the boys.

Planned Funeral for Thomas Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, and Joe Harper

Sunday, Apr 19th 1936 at 12pm

St. Petersburg, MO

If the missing boys are not found, there will be a funeral in their honor on Sunday.

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.