St. Petersburg News Update

Year: 1932, By: Izzi O'Gorman

Missing Trio

Authorities have now confirmed that three boys have gone missing. The names of these boys are Thomas Sawyer, who goes by Tom; Joseph Harper, who goes by Joe; and Huckleberry Finn, who goes by Huck. Sadly, many believe they have drowned. I think that boys will be boys and they went on an adventure.

Mark Twain's Interview

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 Twain:


"Thank you! Well, I chose that allusion because Tom wants to be an outlaw just like Robin Hood was."


Reporter:


"Your very welcome! I think, Mr.Twain, most of us are wondering why Tom took the blame for Becky and will they ever make-up?"


Mark Twain:


"I won't tell you if they get back together because I don't want to ruin the surprise for anyone who hasn't finished the book but I will tell you why Tom took the blame. It was because Tom loves Becky and wants to make up for the way he acted.


Reporter:


"Hm. Very sweet. Mr. Twain, when you brought up the difference between work and play in your book it made me question the difference myself. What do you think the difference between work and play is?"


Mark Twain:


"I do think they are different. To me, work is doing something you have to and it isn't fun. Play is doing something enjoyable with your friends and using your imagination."


Reporter:


"Yes I must agree with that. Well, thank you for your time!"


Mark Twain:


"Thank you!"