St. Petersburg Times 1876

By: Nikhil Desai

Boys Go Missing!

Breaking News! We have recently found out that 3 boys have gone missing. It is said that they were going for a midnight swim when they just drowned. We don't have all the evidence though. The boys that are missing are Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, and Joe Harper. if you think you have seen these boys, please call 972-366-5927 (Look at picture)

Uncovering Twain's Secrets

Have you ever wondered what the great author Mark Twain thought of his books? Now you can...

Reporter: 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?

Mark: I always played Robin Hood as a child and wanted Tom's activities to be a little like mine.

Reporter: Why did you make Tom and break up with Becky so fast even though they both loved each other?

Mark: I think it added a little drama to the story and showed how much Tom really loves Becky.

Reporter: Mr. Twain, I was wondering why you added a murder to the story?

Mark: Good question. My story has little individual stories within the whole story. I felt the murder could combine all the characters and stories and make it one

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