Tom Sawyer Adventures
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is concerned with the escapades
of a young boy living in a Mississippi River town during a summer in
Tom lives with his Aunt Polly, his dead mother?s sister, along
with his half-brother, Sid, and his cousin, Mary. By the second
chapter, Tom?s mischievous character is revealed with the well-known
fence whitewashing scene. Tom meets the new girl in town, Becky
Thatcher, and falls in love with her. He begins an intense flirtation
with her at school, which leads to his asking her to be ?engaged? with
him by lunchtime of her first day.
Tom?s vagabond friend, Huck Finn, the town drunk?s son, asks
Tom to meet him at the cemetery at midnight, to test the wart-curing
properties of his dead cat. While there, the boys stumble upon the
murder of Dr. Robinson by Injun Joe during a grave-robbing attempt.
Muff Potter also part of the gang, is pinned with the crime by Injun
Joe. Tom and Huck, however, are the only ones who know the truth.
Tom, Huck, and another friend, Joe Harper, decide to run away
from St. Petersburg to Jackson?s Island, in the middle of the
Mississippi. There they live the life of
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