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S: By Natalie Lade

FC: Mark Twain's Book of Unused Ideas and other things

1: Outline for Autobiography, option 2 The Dandy fighting the Squatter The Celebrated Frog of Calderas county and other Sketches Innocents Abroad Roughing It The Gilded Age The Adventures of Tom Sawyer A Tramp Abroad The Prince and The Pauper Life on the Mississippi The adventures of Huckleberry Finn A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc North American Review The American Claimant The 1,000,000 Pound Banknote

2: Dad's Gone It was the shock of it. He never showed love openly, but he still loved us, right? He was always trying to get rich quick, going from one job to another. How will we live? Will I still go to school? I hope not. I'll never forget him.

3: Watching Henry I glance out onto the water. The sun is setting, and soon it will be dark. The noise of the crews still out on the river is calm. I glance over at Henry. The cut on his head is healing, but it seems he is only getting worse. He's asleep now, but he is reaching out for something, just like when I found him. The explosions were loud, one right after another. Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom. The cries and the screams began, and even in the distance, you could see the flickering glow of a giant fire. Henry is on there, I thought, Henry is on that ship. By the time we reached them, there was nothing we could do. Henry was on the shore, and people were whispering that he might have gone back to help. He was unconscious, but was still reaching, as if trying to help. Henry, I'm here now. Nothing else will happen, not while I'm watching you.

4: Dear Samuel, I was out and about the other day, and decided to go into the new bookstore down the street. I was looking for a new read, and lo and behold, I found a book by Mark Twain, containing his story and other pieces of work! Can you believe it! It's called the Celebrated Frog of Calderas County and Other Tales. It was so good, I decided to enclose a copy for you!I dearly hope you enjoy it as much as I have. Yours Truly, Orion

5: Haiku to Olivia Apple of my eye She denied me my love twice Third time is the charm

6: Interviewing Huck Mark:Hello Huck, nice to see you again. Huck: Nice to see you too, Mr. Mark. I thank ya for writin' a book 'bout me. Mark: Oh, it's no problem, what so ever. Now, what have you been doing recently? Huck: Well, ya see, I decided ta take a little trip. Me and my friend, who's a runaway slave...

9: End Note to Dad's Gone John Clements was Samuel's father. He was always trying to get rich quick. He was a shop owner, when he unexpectedly passed away. Sam was eleven at the time. John was not a person who showed his love openly. Soon after his father passed away, Samuel dropped out of school to help his family

10: Watching Henry End Notes Henry Clements was Samuel's younger brother. At age 19, Samuel got henry a job as a mud--clerk, a person who works boilers, on the riverboat The Pennsylvania, where Sam worked. A couple of weeks before the explosion, Sam got in a fight and was banned from the boat. He was following behind in a different boat when out of the blue, four boilers exploded on The Pennsylvania. It is rumored that Henry went back to help others. When Samuel found him there was not much that anyone could do. Henry died six days later, possibly of a morphine overdose. Samuel stayed with him the entire time. He blamed himself for Henry's death.

11: End Note to Dear Sam Mark's fame truly began after he wrote his first true story, the Jumping Frog. It was quickly spread across the nation, and Mark Twain stood in the spotlight for the first time. The Celebrated Frog of Calderas County and other sketches was his first published book. Soon, Sam's friends started calling him Mark. There is no true record of who in his family knew, though.

12: End Note for Haiku for Olivia Mark first saw a picture of Olivia on a cruise tour of Europe. When he came back to America, he started courting her. He proposed to her twice, but was turned down both times because of his lack of religion, and his love of drinking, gambling, and cussing. He eventually changed his ways for her, and on the third time, she said yes.

13: End Note For Interviewing Huck When Mark wrote his "articles" to different newspapers, he would often add in some extra characters to make his stories more interesting. Sometimes he would have conversations with these characters when they were alone together. He rarely wrote nonfiction. The only two occurrences that I know of are his and General Grant biographies.

14: End Note to Comic This comic is about his first lecture tour, The trouble begins at 8. The first time he spoke, he was so nervous he couldn't eat anything that day. He was sweating and was afraid that nobody would show up. When he finally got on stage, he could see that the house was filled, and soon relaxed. His tour posters always had a bit of humor involved.

15: THANKS FOR READING! Works Cited Collins, David R. Mark T--W--A--I--N: a story about Samuel Clements. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print. Fleischman, Sid. The Trouble begins at 8: a life of Mark Twain in the wild, wild, West. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print. Prince, April Jones. Who was Mark Twain. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print.

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