St. Petersburg Newspaper
Boys Drown, 1875
The Mysterious Deaths of Three Boys
Mark Twain's Interview
Twain: In the book, Tom and his friends are alone on this island. I used Robin Hood as an example of how the felt, free.
Reporter: Why choose Tom as the person who is a rebel?
Twain: I chose him as the rebel, because throughout the book, he evolves into another person. In the begging, he thinks the whole world is against him. in the end, read the book and you'll find out.
Reporter: In the book, why did you make Becky Tom's crush?
Twain: I felt that this book needed something like that. So Tom has motivation to do things.