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This is part of a whole short story bundle which can be found here: Just change the name from Sussex to fit your own co, 15 questions for students to answer during reading, 5 questions for students to answer post-reading, and 1 writing prompt for the student to demonstrate comprehension of the story as well as utilize perspective. Be sure to write your answer on the line provided. The stranger, unimpressed, says that he would take the bet if he had a frog, so Jim goes out to catch one, leaving him alone with Dan'l. Interactive notebooks. The questions vary from easy to challenging.
It was his first great success as a writer and brought him national attention. The narrator describes him: "If he even seen a straddle bug start to go anywheres, he would bet you how long it would take him to get to wherever he going to, and if you took him up, he would foller that straddle bug to Mexico but what he would find out where he was bound for and how long he was on the road.
It was Twain's first book and collected 27 stories that were previously published in magazines and newspapers. Twain first wrote the title short story at the request of his friend Artemus Ward , for inclusion in an upcoming book. Twain worked on two versions, but neither was satisfactory to him—neither got around to describing the jumping frog contest. Ward pressed him again, but by the time Twain devised a version he was willing to submit, that book was already nearing publication, so Ward sent it instead to The New York Saturday Press , where it appeared in the November 18, , edition as "Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog".
Further popularity of the tale led Twain to use the story to anchor his own first book, which appeared in with a first issue run of only 1, copies.
The first edition was issued in seven colors with no priority : blue, brown, green, lavender, plum, red, and terra-cotta, and is sought after by book collectors, as it fetches thousands of dollars at auctions.
The narrator is sent by a friend to interview an old man, Simon Wheeler, who might know the location of an old acquaintance named Leonidas W. Finding Simon at an old mining camp, the narrator asks him if he knows anything about Leonidas; Simon appears not to, and instead tells a story about Jim Smiley, a man who had visited the camp years earlier. Jim loves to gamble and will offer to bet on anything and everything, from horse races to dogfights, to the health of the local parson's wife.
He catches a frog, whom he names Dan'l Webster , and spends three months training it to jump. The stranger, unimpressed, says that he would take the bet if he had a frog, so Jim goes out to catch one, leaving him alone with Dan'l.
While Jim is away, the stranger pours lead shot down Dan'l's throat. Once Jim returns, he and the stranger set the frogs down and let them loose.
After the stranger has departed, Jim notices Dan'l's sluggishness and picks the frog up, finding it to be much heavier than he remembers. When Dan'l belches out a double handful of lead shot, Jim realizes that he has been cheated and chases after the stranger, but never catches him.
At this point in the story, Simon excuses himself to go outside for a moment. The narrator realizes that Jim has no connection to Leonidas and gets up to leave, only to have Simon stop him at the door, offering to tell him about a yellow, one-eyed, stubby-tailed cow that Jim had owned.
Rather than stay to hear another pointless story, the narrator excuses himself and leaves. He muses that his friend may have fabricated Leonidas as a pretext to trick him into listening to Simon's anecdotes. Upon discovering a French translation of this story, Twain back-translated the story into English, word for word, retaining the French grammatical structure and syntax.
He was surprised to find that the frog story was apparently sourced from an ancient Greek tale. He wrote:. I am perfectly sure that it did. I am also sure that its duplicate happened in Boeotia a couple of thousand years ago. I think it must be a case of history actually repeating itself, and not a case of a good story floating down the ages and surviving because too good to be allowed to perish.
Later, however, in November , Twain noted that he had uncovered the anachronism of finding Twain's story in Sidgwick's Greek textbook:. When I became convinced that the "Jumping Frog" was a Greek story two or three thousand years old, I was sincerely happy, for apparently here was a most striking and satisfactory justification of a favorite theory of mine—to wit, that no occurrence is sole and solitary, but is merely a repetition of a thing which has happened before, and perhaps often By-and-by, in England, after a few years, I learned that there hadn't been any Greek frog in the business, and no Greek story about his adventures.
Professor Sidgwick [in his textbook for students learning to translate English texts into Greek, Greek Prose Composition , p. He told me this in England in or , and was much troubled about that censure, for his act had been innocent, he believing that the story's origin was so well known as to render formal mention of it unnecessary.
But in A. Sidgwick still failed to acknowledge his use of the Twain tale. The opera premiered on May 18, , at Indiana University. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 18, New York: C. The Saturday Press. Royal Books. Archived from the original on Retrieved — via Internet Archive. The Internet Archive. Illustrator Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, Bret Harte: Prince and Pauper.
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It was his first great success as a writer and brought him national attention. The narrator describes him: "If he even seen a straddle bug start to go anywheres, he would bet you how long it would take him to get to wherever he going to, and if you took him up, he would foller that straddle bug to Mexico but what he would find out where he was bound for and how long he was on the road. It was Twain's first book and collected 27 stories that were previously published in magazines and newspapers. Twain first wrote the title short story at the request of his friend Artemus Ward , for inclusion in an upcoming book. Twain worked on two versions, but neither was satisfactory to him—neither got around to describing the jumping frog contest.
Here is Shep O'Neal with the story. A friend of mine in the East asked me to visit old Simon Wheeler, to ask about my friends friend, Leonidas W. I did as my friend asked me to do and this story is the result.
Wikimedia Commons. Mark Twain was the pseudonym of Samuel Clemens, one of America's most famous writers. After you read the story, think about the way that it is structured.
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And you bet he did learn him, too.Jojos1980 10.05.2021 at 22:07
Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog ii. Writings. Jim Smiley and isbn: (pdf) it would remind him of his infamous Jim Smiley, and he would.Ethan B. 15.05.2021 at 21:51
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