On november the 30th 1835 in a small town in Florida USA Samuel Langhorne was born hes was John Marshall and Jane Lampton Clemens 6th child. One day the world would know him as Mark Twain the famous author and literary giant.
When he was four his parents moved to town called Hannibal a bustling port on the Misississippi.It was a stop for steamboats that travelled the great river.
His fathers profession was a judge. Samuel was house band at an early age because of ill health but by nine was able to play with friends as he seemed to grow stronger and healthier. He studied at a private school in Hannibal until his father died then at 13 he studied as a apprentice in printing. He loved writing and joined his brother as an editorial assistant. at 17 he left hannibal and went to st louis. He became a river pilot and his pseudonym Mark Twain comes from a term meaning 12 feet when measuring the depth of water to make sure the boat is safe. Twains famous book huckleberry finn was published in 1885. he also wrote a further 28 books and numerous short stories.
He died in April 1910 leaving behind great stories for young and old.
There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.
To be good is noble; but to show others how to be good is nobler and no trouble. I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
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