For this discussion we'll be reading "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" by Mark Twain. The story can be found here. Mark Twain is the pen name of Samuel Clemens, and he is famous for his novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. I had to read both of those novels for my English classes (I think most US students are required to read Huck Finn at the very least), and that has been my only experience with Twain. I'm looking forward to seeing how he writes short stories.