St Petersburg Times
Special interview with author Mark Twain
Interview with Mark Twain
Mark Twain: I have always liked the message of the Robin Hood story - stealing from the rich and giving to the poor - so I decided to incorporate that into my book.
SPT: How did you get the idea to include the part where Tom, Huck and Joe walk in on their own funeral?
MT: Well, I thought the book was getting a little bit too tense. It was not supposed to be like that, so I decided to add a little bit of humor, to lighten the story up a bit.
SPT: One last question Mr.Twain: What was the most fun part of writing this book?
MT: Probably coming up with all of the funny, and mischievous things that Tom does.