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Three Lost Boys
Exclusive Interview with Mark Twain
An interview with Mark Twain on his new book, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Twain: I "mixed" three boys together that I knew when I was a child to form Tom.
Q: When you were a child, did you ever go treasure hunting or run away from home like Tom did?
Twain: Never as a child, but I was a silver prospector in Nevada.
Q: You were the first author to really use dialect in a book. Why did you use it?
Twain: That's just how everyone speaks and so I thought that it would work in a book.