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Mark Twain had an extreme love for the Mississippi River His dreams were ofbecoming a steamboat pilot Twain inspired others as they looked to him with greatknowledge He wanted to come home in glory as a pilot more than anything Events inMark Twains life come out in his writings and they are displayed in Life on theMark Twain was the first American that appeared west of the Mississippi River He was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens on November 30 1835 Twain lived along theMississippi River in the town of Hannibal until the age of eighteen After his fathersdeath in 1847 Twain became an apprentice at two Hannibal printers Most of Twainschildhood is displayed throughout his work He recalled his past in The Adventures ofTom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn De Veto 51 Twains careerbegan when he was only eleven years old He worked by editing copies In 1861Clemens served briefly as a volunteer soldier in the Confederate cavalry Later that yearhe accompanied his brother to the newly created Nevada Territory where he tried hishand at silver mining After moving to San Francisco California in 1864 Twain metAmerican writers Artemus Ward and Bret Harte who encouraged him in his work Laterhe found a job as a reporter at Territorial Interprise 52 Mark Twain had a life full of writing and full of dreaming Twain had alwaysdreamed of becoming a steamboat captain and he knew that one day he wouldaccomplish that goal He viewed the sight of the mighty Mississippi River as steamboatspassed with all aspects of humanity Twains dream of becoming a pilot never fadedalthough many other dreams did Twain had a passion for the steamboats on the Mississippi River A pilot was an important and popular way of living Others thoughtthat it was the best road to take for a career Mark Twain was determined to become asteamboat pilot and he would not return home until he had achieved this Heday-dreamed as a child
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