St. Petersburg Times

By Joey Cain

Missing in Missouri

In St. Petersburg, three kids between the ages of 10 and 15 have gone missing. There names; Tom Sawyer, Joe Harper and Huck Finn. They were reported missing last night at about 7 PM, when Polly Sawyer, Tom Sawyer's aunt, observed that he didn't come home for dinner, then didn't come home a few hours later. The boys have not been accounted for. We are assuming that they have drowned in the river, but the body's are yet to be discovered.

Missing Boys

Interview with Twain

Me: "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?"


Twain: "I was fascinated by Robin Hood as a boy and thought it would be great for Tom's curious and adventurous character."


Me: "I thought that when Tom and Huck witnessed the murder, it was going to be a main part in the story, but they've seem to forget about this. Where did you get the idea for them to witness that and why wasn't it a main part in the first twenty chapter's?"


Twain: I thought it would be a great way to get the reader hooked into Tom's next adventure's. You will find out soon if it comes back into the story as a main part.


Me: Some people have said that the event's in your story are from real life event's. Is this true?


Twain: Well, most of the event's in my story have been based off of events preformed by other people in my time period. A few have happened to myself though.


Me: It looks like we're out of time! Thanks for coming in Mr. Twain, I'm looking forward to finishing your story!


Twain: Thank's, Bye.



Mark Twain Gives an Interview (clip)