What was the setting of the story in 'The Californian's Tale' by Mark Twain?
The Stanislaus National Forest in Northern California was the setting of the story.
The setting of The Invalid's Story by Mark Twain is important because the narrator and Mr. Thompson are not able to escape from the situation. They tray to escape the "odor" of death but instead the moving train car. They chose to face an almost certain death exposed to the elements then face the smell of death in the car.
Mark Twain was inspired by himself and his friend as kids. He also changed his name to mark Twain because when he was a boy, he would run to the docks ( or was it the river, well you get the idea) with his friend, and a boats man would yell to the captin "Quarter Twain, Half Twain, Mark Twain" and Mark Twain stood for 7 feet deep and safe to sail.