To Toa was a fictional character who is depicted as a male western cowboy who starred in an American comic book series created by Mark Twain. The comic book was published in late summer and early fall of 1937 and ran for forty-five issues. It managed to gain the popularity it did because it combined humor and adventure while dealing with serious issues like the racism, poverty, and political turmoil in the United States at that time. Mark Twain is famous for his short stories but this was one of his first major works.
Toto (aka: Toto) was born as Momo in what is now Botswana and became a baby in captivity. He was named after the Natives of the San Tribe of Africa, where he was raised. A. Maria Hoyt brought the now-famous baby gorilla from French Equatorial Africa to America when she adopted him.
The story begins with a sad story of a small boy who lost his parents to death on an elephant. Left alone, the boy took refuge in an orphanage. Though he was malnourished and underweight, he was still able to help the other children eat. One day, he helped hide a boy who was being sold to a gold digger.
Because of his intelligence and strong will, Toedo would quickly learn how to read and write, eventually leading to his adoption by the blind woman. The woman, Toedo’s Aunt May, fell in love with Toedo and wanted to adopt him. However, when Toedo was eleven, his biological parents died. When Toedo returned to his aunt’s home, she took him to live with her and his half-brother, Kipp. Kipp, who was the younger half of the couple, was angry at Toedo for leaving, so Toedo’s half-sister gave Toedo away. When Toedo left, he left behind his school books, which contained information about his past, and a letter to his biological mother and father.
Years later, Kipp would kill himself to escape his own destiny, while Toedo would marry Eva, the woman that he loved but whom he thought had lost him. They lived out their years in Mexico, where they were forced to live with no one else but themselves. They survived by stealing food from neighbors. Kipp’s family asked the US government to help them but were turned down cold. They then took Toedo in as their own son.
Toedo moved to Florida, where his mother took care of him and taught him to speak English. He became a well-known writer and political activist. Eventually, he went back to Puerto Rico, where he helped build the Puerto Rican flag. After that, he settled near Sayulita, Mexico, and opened a photography studio.