The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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by Mark Twain

Introduction

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.

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Petualangan Tom Sawyer

Pengantar

Sabtu siang Tom hendak berpetualang sebab dia tidak ingin memikirkan Injun Joe. Dia mendatangi Huck dan berkata, “Aku mau cari harta karun, kau mau ikut?” Tom Sawyer suka petualangan. Dia pernah mengarungi banyak petualangan bersama teman-temannya, di rumah, di sekolah. Tom pernah berpetualang ke gua. Tapi, untuk apa dia disana? apa yang dicarinya? dan kenapa dia ketakutan?

Mark Twain (1835-1910) adalah seorang penulis terkenal asal Amerika.Nama aslinya Samuel Clemens. Samuel muda tinggal di Hannibal, Missouri, kota kecil bersebelahan dengan sungai Mississipi. Dia suka sungainya dan suka memperhatikan kapal-kapal besar di sungai itu. Samuel suka petualangan. Dia bekerja di kapal-kapal Sungai Mississipi selama dua tahun, kemudian  pergi ke Nevada. Dia mencari harta karun tapi tak menemukannya. Disana Samuel bekerja untuk sebuah surat kabar. Karya-karyanya atas nama Mark Twain disukai khalayak.

Belakangan Samuel tinggal di New York. Bukunya The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1875) bercerita tentang seorang pemuda di sebuah kota kecil tahun 1800-an. Huck Finn adalah temannya. The Adventures of Huckberry Finn (1884) bercerita tentang petualangan Huck. Kedua buku ini sangat populer.

Saat ini, banyak orang mengunjungi Hannibal karena ingin melihat rumah dan gua Mark Twain, gua yang ada dalam Petualangan Tom Sawyer.

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