- You may be looking for the actor Samuel Clemens.
Mark Twain (also known as Samuel Clemens) was an author.
At some point, the Doctor had edited Twain's first draft of Huckleberry Finn. Twain was apparently horrible at spelling, and the Doctor's editing was what made him able to submit the manuscript. As a reward, he gave the Doctor an original Paul E. Wirt pen. (PROSE: Shroud of Sorrow)
Behind the scenes Edit
- Many characters in the Doctor Who universe have repeated variations upon a famous misquote of Mark Twain "Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated," including the Fifth, Sixth and Eighth Doctors. (PROSE: Time of Your Life, Shakedown, The Highest Science, Another Girl, Another Planet, AUDIO: Nekromanteia, Deimos, The Lady in the Lake) In one instance, the Eighth Doctor claimed he was quoting "an old acquaintance" when he did so, (PROSE: The Crooked World) but Twain has yet to be directly identified as the source of this quote.