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A cub-pilot's education

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Jiaru Han

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main characters: Mark Twain’s real name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens. He was born in 1835 in Missouri. As a boy, he lived in a small town on the Mississippi River. He died in 1910 at the age of seventy-five. The following story is from his book life on the Mississippi. His most famous books, the Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, are about boyhood and the Mississippi. Because of these books, Mark Twain became America’s most famous and best-loved writer. New words: presented by Jiaru Han “A Cub-Pilot's Education”
By Mark Twain who is Mark Twain? cub:
an awkward and inexperienced youth pilot:
a person qualified to guide ships through difficult waters going into or out of a harbor bend:curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.) Mr.Bixby:
a fifteen year old young boy who dreams about becomes a pilot.He ran away from home to New Orleans, and soon became Mr.Bixby's learner.
(independence,
perseverance) A good steamboat pilot who give his learner Ben a lot of education during sailing.
(cool, strict) Ben: Events: 1.A steamboat came up from st.Louis,lay on the village near the Mississippi River. 2.A young boy named Ben met Mr.Bixby and became his learner.when Mr.Bixby found Jones Farm in the midnight with mist, the cub-pilot couldn't believe that. 3.Under Mr.bixby 's education,the young man started to learn all the different shape bend name,points name of the river, even like he can walk through a room at home in the dark. 4 one summer's day,Mr.Bixby asked the young man to steer the boat by himself,and tried to confuse him with the depth of the river. if you know a thing, you must believe it...and deeply.If you get into a dangerous place,don't turn and run.That doesn't help.You must fight fear,always. "Oh,Ben,if you love me ,back her!"
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“Oh,boy,if you love me,wake up !”after the young man opened his hazy eyes, his mom asked him to go to work. A Chinese thinker named Confucius said, ”I hear, I forgot. I see, I remember. I do, I understand.” The Mississippi River will always have its own way,no engineering skill can persuade it to do otherwise," wrote by Mark Twain.
The river inspired Twain's childhood dream to become a steamboat pilot as well as the author's eventual pen name.
"Mark twain" was what the leadsman on a riverboat called when the water was two fathoms deep -- that's 12 feet, which is deep enough to be considered safe for most boats of the era. Thank you! :) "The Mississippi River inspired Mark Twain's childhood dream to become a steamboat pilot as well as the author's eventual pen name.
"Mark twain" was what the leadsman on a riverboat called when the water was two fathoms deep -- that's 12 feet, which is deep enough to be considered safe for most boats of the era. Why did Samuel Clemens pick the pen name Mark Twain?
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