Jackson's Island News

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Boys Gone Missing!

A group of three boys have gone missing by the MIssouri River. We went to Aunt Polly's house, were one of the boys, Tom Sawyer, used to live. She told us that after she had whipped him for drinking cream he had never tasted and knew nothing about, she said she was tired of him and wanted him to go. She said she saw him leave with Huckleberry Finn, one of the lost boys. After that, she never saw them come back. An anonymous person said that he saw three boys walking by, the person said that one of the three kids he saw sounded like Injun Joe, another missing boy. The person also said that he was sure the other two boys were Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. If you know anything or see these three boys anywhere, we ask you to let the local Police Station find out.
Mini BIO Mark Twain

Getting to Know Mark Twain/Samuel Clemens

Question: Mr. Twain, or should I say Mr. Clemens, in your new book, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, I enjoyed your allusion to Robin Hood when the kids were playing games on the island. Why did you choose that particular allusion?


Answer: I would rather be called Mr. Twain if you mind, and I personally chose this allusion because when I was a child, the first book I ever read was based on Robin Hood. This book was actually one of the books that encouraged me on becoming a writer. But anyways, I chose this allusion because I thought it fit in perfectly with the two boys, Tom and Huckleberry, which like to play and have fun, they like to do role plays, and I thought, what would be better than an all-time favorite, that is Robin Hood of Sherwood Forest, to have these two boys make a scene of.


Question: Mr. Twain, in your new book, why did you make Tom get engaged to Becky, and then Tom tell her that he was once engaged to Amy?


Answer: I did so because I thought that Tom should have gotten a taste of his own medicine. What I mean by this is that he hurts the people that he loves a lot in the book, so when he tells Becky about Amy, he makes her cry and then that causes her to not want to be engaged to him anymore. So she decides to not go to school for some time, and when she does go back, she decides to give him the silent treatment.


Question: Mr. Twain, when Becky and Tom have a fight, Tom says that he want to run away and become many things, but what he really wants to do is become a pirate, why did you choose to make him want to become a pirate?


Answer: I chose to make him want to become a pirate because when I was very little, I would always want to dress up as a pirate when me and my other three brothers went trick-or-treating. I also chose to want him to become a pirate because when I was little, our family was big, and we barely had enough money to buy clothes or shoes, and we heard stories of men that lived out in the seas, pirates, that had lots of money and could afford anything they ever wanted to buy.


Editor: Well, that's all for today Mr. Twain, I would like to thank you very much for this special interview.


Mr. Twain: No problem, anytime.