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Three Lost Boys

There are three, twelve-year-boys missing. Their names are Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, and Joe Harper and they are thought to have drowned. I thought that they were hiding out in our neighboring town, but there is a search party that has already looked there and the three boys were not there. All the search party has found is a raft. If you have any information about the three boys, tell the police. If they are not found by Sunday, that is when there funeral will be.

Exclusive Interview with Mark Twain

An interview with Mark Twain on his new book, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Q: Where did you get your inspiration for the character, 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.