I was finishing up with grading my last batch of Tom Sawyer tests this morning, reading the essays. One of the questions asked students to draw connections from Mark Twain's life to the book. This answer was from a student who struggles with spelling: "Well, Mark Twain was born in Misery, and Tom Sawyer was born and raised in Misery."
Sad, isn't it, that they had to live in such a state. If only they would have moved.