Mark Twain is often considered the first truly American voice in this country's literary history. “The Wild Man Interviewed” is a satirical short story, published in 1868. The narrator, being a reporter, decided to interview the wild man, the strange creature with long arms, ugly and cumbrous, who lived in the woods like a wild beast, but never angry; he avoided men, but appeared suddenly and unexpectedly to women and children; went armed with a club, but never molested any creature, except sheep, or other animals. The reporter felt that the creature’s life story must be a sad one -- a story of suffering, disappointment, and he aspired to discover the secret of wild man’s life. Read “The Wild Man Interviewed” to know, how will the story end!