Which characteristic of his young self does the adult narrator of "A Cub Pilot" recall with regret as he looks back at events?
his willingness to work
his doubtful thoughts
his adventurous nature
his respect for authority
American humorist, journalist, lecturer, and novelist who acquired international fame for his travel narratives, especially The Innocents Abroad (1869), Roughing It (1872), and Life on the Mississippi (1883), [ and for his adventure stories of boyhood, especially The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885). A gifted raconteur, distinctive humorist, and
irascible moralist, he transcended the apparent limitations of his origins to become a popular public figure and one of America s best and most beloved writers.
Samuel Clemens, the sixth child of John Marshall and Jane Moffit Clemens, was born two months prematurely and was in relatively poor health for the first 10 years of his life. His mother tried various allopathic and hydropathic remedies on him during those early years, and his recollections of those instances (along with other memories of his growing up) would eventually find their way into Tom Sawyer and other writings. Because he was sickly, Clemens was often coddled, particularly by his mother, and he developed early the tendency to test her indulgence through mischief, offering only his good nature as bond for the domestic crimes he was apt to commit. When Jane Clemens was in her 80s, Clemens asked her about his poor health in those early years: I suppose that during that whole time you were uneasy about me ? Yes, the whole time,? she answered. Afraid I wouldn t live ? No,? she said, afraid you would.? ]
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