Early Career

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Early Career The death of the father in 1847 placed the Clemens family in financial difficulty, and Sam  had to forego the schooling he had begun and become an apprentice printer to the  publisher of the local  Missouri Courier.  Shortly thereafter, Sam left to work as an  apprentice for his brother, Orion. The brothers returned to Hannibal after two years, and  Orion took control as proprietor of the  Journal.  In addition to his apprentice duties, Sam  contributed small literary pieces to the  Journal , a humble beginning to his future writing  career. The success of the brothers was short-lived, however, and after Orion left  Hannibal, Sam found work in St. Louis, then New York, and Philadelphia. For a brief  period of time, he joined his brother Orion in Keokuk, Iowa, where he again worked as a  printer. In 1856, hoping to find the success that had eluded his father and Orion, Sam conceived 
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