The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
Though known for his classic novels of adventure and comingof age, Mark Twain is equally esteemed for his short stories, which abound withthe colorful characters and often comic antics readers have come to expect fromhis longer works. Included here is “TheCelebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” a wild yarn involving a case ofmistaken identity, a gambler who’d bet on anything, and an unusual frog namedDaniel Webster. Originally published in the SaturdayPress in 1865, the tale was immensely popular, and in 1867 an expandedversion was published.
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