It is a story of a guy named Jim. His mother was a perfectly fine mother, who anything a mother should. Yet Jim always went for trouble. He would do something bad, and blame it on other kids. And grown-ups actually believed him. Everything he did, he got away with. You would think that his life would be ruinden by the end of his life. BUT YOU ARE WAY WRONG!!!!! He then had a family, killed them, then got rich. Twain says in the story that Jim was different from all the other bad boys in the story, because he had a perfectly fine life.