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Plot summary[ edit ] Tom Sawyer, US commemorative stamp of showing the whitewashed fence. Tom and Becky lost in the caves. Illustration from the edition by artist True Williams. Tom Sawyer lives with his Aunt Polly and his half-brother Sid.
He skips school to swim and is made to whitewash the fence the next day as punishment. He cleverly persuades his friends to trade him small treasures for the privilege of doing his work.
Tom falls in love with Becky Thatchera new girl in town, and persuades her to get "engaged" by kissing him. But their romance collapses when she learns Tom has been "engaged" previously to Amy Lawrence.
Becky cried for a great deal of time until the other students began to notice, and she became embarrassed. Shortly after Becky shuns him, he accompanies Huckleberry Finn to the graveyard at night, where they witness a trio of body snatchersDr.
Tom and Huckleberry Finn swear a blood oath to not tell anyone about the murder, as they feel that if they do, Injun Joe would murder them. While enjoying their new-found freedom, they become aware that the community is sounding the river for their bodies. Tom sneaks back home one night to observe the commotion.
The trio later carries out this scheme by making a sensational sudden appearance in the church in the middle of their joint funeral service. Summer arrives, and Tom and Huck go hunting for buried treasure in a haunted house.
After venturing upstairs they hear a noise below. Peering through holes in the floor, they see Injun Joe disguised as a deaf-mute Spaniard; Injun Joe and his companion plan to bury some stolen treasure of their own.
From their hiding spot, Tom and Huck wriggle with delight at the prospect of digging it up. By chance the villains discover an even greater gold hoard buried in the hearth and carry it all off to a better secret hiding place. The boys are determined to find where it has gone. One night Huck spots them and follows them.
He overhears their plans to attack the wealthy Widow Douglas. By running to fetch help, Huck prevents the crime and becomes an anonymous hero.The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain is an novel about a young boy growing up along the Mississippi ashio-midori.com is set in the s in the fictional town of St.
Petersburg, inspired by Hannibal, Missouri, where Twain lived as a boy. In the novel Tom Sawyer has several adventures, often with his friend, Huck. One such adventure, . Mark Twain's classic novel THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER takes place in fictional St.
Petersburg (a town on the Mississippi that is patterned after Twain's hometown of Hannibal, MO), where Tom lives with his Aunt Polly and cousins Sid and Mary.
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"Broadview's new edition of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer offers students access not only to the text of Mark Twain's classic novel but to the 19th-century world that inspired it. Lucy Rollin's excellent introduction traces Sam Clemens's path from Hannibal to Hartford, where his childhood memories came to life in the form of an oddly /5(K).
Thomas "Tom" Sawyer is the title character of the Mark Twain novel "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" (). He appears in three other novels by Twain: "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" (), "Tom Sawyer Abroad" (), and "Tom Sawyer, Detective" ()/5.