One Saturday afternoon Tom wanted to have an adventure because he didn’t want to think about Injun Joe. He went to Huck and said, “I’m going to look for treasure. Do you want to come with me?”
Tom Sawyer loves adventures. He has a lot of adventures at home, at school, and with his friends. He has one adventure in a cave. But why is he there? What does he see in the cave? And why is he afraid?
Mark Twain (1835-1910) is a famous American writer. His name was Samuel Clemens. Young Samuel lived in Hannibal, Missouri, a small town on the Mississippi River. He loved the river and he liked watching the big boats on it.
Samuel loved adventures. He worked on boats on the Mississippi River for two years. Then he went to Nevada. He looked for treasure, but he didn’t find it. He worked for a newspaper there. His stories were in the name of Mark Twain, and people loved them.
Later, Samuel lived in New York. His book The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) is about a young boy in a small town in the 1800s. Huck Finn is his friend. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884) is about Huck’s adventures. These two books are very famous.
Today, many people visit Hannibal because they want to see Mark Twain’s home and the Mark Twain Cave, the cave in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.