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32 pages (Summer 2007); 3.9MB downloadWOWIO Books
; ISBN: WOWIO-00193
Twain's famous story "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" was also published as "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" and "Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog." The tale was originally published in 1865. Calaveras County, California housed gold mining camps during the Gold Rush of the mid-1800s. In the narrative Twain visits one of these California gold mining camps, searching for a friend of a friend, and encounters a fanciful storyteller.