Tom Sawyer Abroad Tom Sawyer Detective Author:Samuel L. Clemens Remember 'all them adventures' of Huck's and Tom's and their friend Jim's? Well, a few years after "Huckleberry Finn", Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain) sent the boys through two more merry tales--ones, as Jim might put it, you wouldn't want to miss for 'three dollars'! — In "Tom Sawyer Abroad" (1894), the intrepid trio are examining a balloon in S... more »t. Louis when it unexpectedly takes off, swooping them over the Atlantic to Africa. There, wild lions, Bedouins, sandstorms and mirages test their pluck, which abounds, and their common sense, which tends at times to be hilariously absent. By the time they sail up again from Mr. Sinai, they've been through a sweating, thirsting exploit the folks back home could never top.
In "Tom Sawyer Detective" (1896), Huck tells of a baffling diamond robbery and murder which Tom solves. It involves his Uncle Silas, who has actually confessed to the murder, and two corpses, only one of which is real. A final courtroom scene reveals Tom as a master sleuth indeed--and demonstrates once again the remarkable story-telling talents of America's foremost humorist.« less