By Mark Twain
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer via Mark Twain is an 1876 novel a couple of younger boy transforming into up alongside the Mississippi River. the tale is decided within the fictional city of St. Petersburg, encouraged by means of Hannibal, Missouri, the place Twain lived. Tom Sawyer lives together with his Aunt Polly and his half-brother Sid. Tom dirties his outfits in a struggle and is made to whitewash the fence the next day to come as punishment. He cleverly persuades his acquaintances to exchange him small treasures for the privilege of doing his paintings. He then trades the treasures for Sunday college tickets which one ordinarily gets for memorizing verses, redeeming them for a Bible, a lot to the shock and bewilderment of the superintendent who inspiration "it used to be easily preposterous that this boy had warehoused thousand sheaves of Scriptural knowledge on his premises—a dozen could pressure his potential, and not using a doubt." Tom falls in love with Becky Thatcher, a brand new woman on the town, and persuades her to get "engaged" by means of kissing him. yet their romance collapses whilst she learns Tom has been "engaged" formerly to Amy Lawrence. presently after Becky shuns him, he accompanies Huckleberry Finn to the graveyard at evening, the place they witness the homicide of Dr. Robinson.
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