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A Tale of 3 Angels
Mark Twain on his new Bestseller "Tom Sawyer
Me: Congratulations on your masterpiece!
Me: I'm an avid fan of yours, and I want to ask three questions.
Me: In the book, Tom had a goody two-shoes brother named Sid. What was your inspiration on the subject?
M.T.: Well, I had five siblings, so home was chaos. I decided to incorporate Sid to resemble the chaos I experienced.
Me: The murder in the graveyard was a morbid event in the story. What inspired you to create that?
M.T.: When I was nine, I witnessed a man kill a cattle rancher. That event inspired me to create that scene.
Me: Finally, Tom has experienced bouts of depression and boredom. Did this resemble your childhood?
M.T.: Yes, in fact it did. I lived in poverty, my dad was dead, and I was dreadfully lonely. It gives me the willies just thinking about it!
Me: Okay, thanks for the interview!
M.T. No, thank you!