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Perhaps the best-loved nineteenth-century American novel, Mark Twain’s story of boyhood event overflows with comedy, heat, and slapstick power. It brings to existence and array of impossible to resist characters—the awesomely self-confident Tom, his top blood brother Huck Finn, indulgent Aunt Polly, and the beautiful, beguiling Becky—as good as such unforgettable incidents as whitewashing a fence, swearing an oath in blood, and getting misplaced in a gloomy and labyrinthine cave. less than Tom Sawyer’s sunny floor lurk tricks of a darker truth, of younger innocence and naïveté confronting the cruelty, hypocrisy, and foolishness of the grownup world—a subject that will turn into extra mentioned in Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. regardless of such feedback, Tom Sawyer is still Twain’s pleased ode to the never-ending chances of childhood.

 

H. Daniel Peck is John man Vassar Professor of English at Vassar collage and is the writer of Thoreau’s Morning Work and A global on its own: The Pastoral second in Cooper’s Fiction.

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No answer. The old lady pulled her spectacles down and looked over them about the room; then she put them up and looked out under them. She seldom or never looked through them for so small a thing as a boy; they were her state pair, the pride of her heart, and were built for 舠style,舡 not service舒she could have seen through a pair of stove lids just as well. She looked perplexed for a moment, and then said, not fiercely, but still loud enough for the furniture to hear: 舠Well, I lay if I get hold of you I舖ll舒舡 She did not finish, for by this time she was bending down and punching under the bed with the broom, and so she needed breath to punctuate the punches with.

The trouble vanished out of Tom舗s face. He opened his jacket. His shirt collar was securely sewed. 舠Bother! Well, go 舖long with you. I舗d made sure you舗d played hooky and been a-swimming. But I forgive ye, Tom. I reckon you舗re a kind of a singed cat, as the saying is舒better舗n you look. 舡 She was half sorry her sagacity had miscarried, and half glad that Tom had stumbled into obedient conduct for once. 舡 舠Why, I did sew it with white! 舡 But Tom did not wait for the rest. 舡 In a safe place Tom examined two large needles which were thrust into the lapels of his jacket, and had thread bound about them舒one needle carried white thread and the other black.

No answer. 舠What舗s wrong with that boy, I wonder? 舡 No answer. The old lady pulled her spectacles down and looked over them about the room; then she put them up and looked out under them. She seldom or never looked through them for so small a thing as a boy; they were her state pair, the pride of her heart, and were built for 舠style,舡 not service舒she could have seen through a pair of stove lids just as well. She looked perplexed for a moment, and then said, not fiercely, but still loud enough for the furniture to hear: 舠Well, I lay if I get hold of you I舖ll舒舡 She did not finish, for by this time she was bending down and punching under the bed with the broom, and so she needed breath to punctuate the punches with.

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