FOUR SHORT STORIES -FROG COVER Author:MARK TWAIN Four Classic Tales from the Grandfather of American Humor! — Re-visit an era of cold lemonade on the front porch and pies cooling on window sills, a time when old men swapped tales around the pickle barrel in the general store. No writer captured the rich characters and plucky exuberance of that era better than Mark Twain, river boat captain, new... more »spaperman, and renowned humorist. As a chronicler of America?s heritage of hope, faith and resolve, Mark Twain wrote tales of playful mischief, hardcharging optimism, and hilarious come-uppance that have delighted readers for over a hundred years.
1. The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
The hilarious classic concerning the controversial results of a frog jumping contest.
2. What Stumped the Blue Jays?
A cheerful, wry story featuring a very determined blue jay and the lengths to which he will go to achieve his goal.
3. The Story of the Old Ram
A group of gold miners gather to hear the very drunk Jim Blaine tell the legendary tale of his old ram.
4. The Joke that Made Ed Famous
An uproarious tale of a prank that backfired in a most surprising way.« less