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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain. Format: Global Grey free PDF, epub, site ebook. Pages (PDF): Publication Date: Download PDF. 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. Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer () is a book for readers of all ages. Most readers pick it up young and enjoy it, but too few come back to it later .

Tom is restless and inattentive in the usual childlike manner, but he is not alonethe congregation as a whole drifts toward slumber, and many a head by and by began to nod.

Toms desire to be the child leading the lion and the lamb, while misguided, demonstrates that he is at least listening to some of the sermon.

That the rest of the congregation is so easily distracted supports the idea that Toms lack of interest in and misunderstanding of the sermon constitute the universal response to the monotonous minister. By releasing the pinchbug and creating havoc, Tom succeeds in doing what the sermon cannot he gets the congregations attention. With more people caring about the pinchbug than about the ministers fire and brimstone, the church service begins to seem as ridiculous as the struggle between the poodle and the insect.

Again, however, Twains satire is not cruel. Nobody is accused of being irreligious or wicked for falling asleep during the service. Rather, Twain exposes the comic and sometimes ridiculous elements of traditions, such as churchgoing, that bind the community together.

In the scene following the church service, we meet Huckleberry Finn, one of the most famous figures in American literature. Huck enjoys what Tom and every other mischievous boy secretly wishes he could attaincomplete freedom from adult authority.

Unlike Tom, who is parentless but has Aunt Polly to limit his liberty, Huck has no adults controlling him at all. His father is the town drunkard, leaving Huck to wander as he pleaseseverything that goes to make life precious, that boy had. From a boys perspective, Huck can do all the important thingsswimming, playing, cursing, fishing, walking barefootwithout enduring the burdens of church, school, personal hygiene, or parental harassment.

Given Toms inability to keep his mind from wandering during the church sermon, Huck and Toms earnest enthusiasm for superstition in their conversation about the causes of warts is particularly notable. Tom may not be interested in memorizing Bible verses, but he and his companions are fascinated by the intricate details of charms, magical cures, and other varieties of folk wisdom.

The boys unwavering belief in the efficacy of the wart cures resembles religious fervor in its dependence upon explanations that exist outside the bounds of human understanding.

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They want so strongly to believe in the supernatural that when a charm seems not to work, they are quick to furnish what they consider a rational explanation for its failure rather than concede that their charms dont work at all. After trying to study for a while, Tom gives up and he and Joe play with the tick, each attempting to keep the bug on his side of the desk by harassing it with a pin. They begin arguing midway through the game, and the teacher again appears behind Tom, this time to deliver a tremendous whack to both boys.

During lunch, Tom and Becky sit in the empty schoolroom together, and Tom persuades her to get engaged to himan agreement they render solemn by saying I love you and kissing. Tom begins talking excitedly about how much he enjoys being engaged and accidentally reveals that he was previously engaged to Amy Lawrence. Becky begins to cry and says that Tom must still love Amy. Tom denies it, swearing that he loves only Becky, but she cries harder and refuses to accept the brass andiron knob he offers her as a token of his affection.

When Tom marches out, Becky realizes that he wont return that day and becomes even more upset.

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SummaryChapter 8: A Pirate Bold to Be For the rest of the afternoon, Tom wanders about in a forest, first deciding that he will become a pirate, next trying a futile charm to locate his lost marbles, and finally encountering Joe Harper. The boys play Robin Hood and then go home, in agreement that they would rather be outlaws a year in Sherwood Forest than President of the United States forever. They hide in a clump of elms a few feet from the fresh grave of Hoss Williams and wait for devils to appear.

After a while, three figures approach the grave. The boys believe with horrified delight that these are the devils, but they turn out to be three adults from the town carrying out a midnight mission of their own.

Tom and Huck are surprised to discover the young Dr. Robinson accompanied by two local outcasts, the drunken Muff Potter and Injun Joe. Robinson orders the other two men to dig up Hoss Williamss corpse, presumably for use in medical experiments. After they finish the job, Potter demands extra payment, and Robinson refuses. Injun Joe then reminds Robinson of an incident that happened five years earlier, when Injun Joe came begging at the Robinsons kitchen door and was turned away.

Injun Joe now intends to have his revenge. A fight ensues; Dr. Robinson knocks Injun Joe down and then is attacked by Potter. He uses Hoss Williamss headstone to defend himself, knocking Potter unconscious.

In the scuffle, Injun Joe stabs Dr. Robinson with Potters knife. The terrified boys flee without being detected by the men. Eventually, Potter awakens and asks Injun Joe what happened. Injun Joe tells the drunk Potter that Potter murdered Dr.

Robinson in a drunken fury, and Potter, still dazed, believes him. Injun Joe promises not to tell anyone about the crime, and they part ways.

Before Injun Joe leaves the graveyard, however, he notes smugly that Potters knife remains stuck in the corpse. They decide that if they tell what they saw and Injun Joe escapes hanging, he will probably kill them. Consequently, they decide to swear in blood never to tell anyone what they saw. After taking the oath, they hear the howls of a stray dog, which they interpret as a sign that whomever the animal is howling at will die.

Tom and Huck assume the dogs howls are for them, but when they go outside, they see that the dog is facing Muff Potter. Tom goes home and crawls into bed. Sid, still awake, takes note of Toms late arrival and tells Aunt Polly about it the next morning. She lectures Tom and asks how he can go on breaking her heart; her heavy sorrow is for Tom a punishment worse than a thousand whippings. Tom goes off to school dejected. On his desk he finds the brass andiron knob he tried to give to Becky the day before, and his anguish deepens.

AnalysisChapters As his Robin Hood game shows, Tom assimilates and adheres to the conventions of the heroic and romantic stories in which he is so steeped. He memorizes situations and even exact dialogue from these stories in order to re-create them in his own games.

Toms courtship of Becky also follows the conventions of romantic literature, albeit in a somewhat adulterated form. With the ability to memorize and re-create situations according to stories and literature, Tom shows that he has highly developed mental skills.

Yet, in his conduct and interaction with others, Tom is still immature. This imbalance is evident when Tom accidentally reveals his previous engagement to Amy Lawrence and only watches, unsure of how to act, when Becky cries. His subsequent depression and decision to become a pirate manifest his preference for the youthful world of make-believe and literature over that of real-life relationships.

Toms actions at this point also foreshadow his later adventures with Huck and Joe on Jacksons Island. The graveyard scene constitutes a turning point in the plot, as it is the first of Toms adventures that has any moral significance. Up to this point, Toms adventures have been playful and innocent. As Tom and Huck witness Dr. Robinsons murder, the sordid adult world imposes itself upon their childhood innocence.

When they see the figures approaching the grave, both boys assume them to be devils, among the most terrifying things they can envision. Ironically, the presumed devils turn out to be real men who become more frightening than any childhood superstition or imagined vision.

After witnessing the crime, Tom and Hucks immediate inclination is to flee, both physically and symbolically. They run from the scene of the crime back into their world of childhood games by signing a blood oath to keep what they have seen a secret. Knowing nothing about Injun Joes plan to blame hapless Muff Potter for the crime, Huck and Tom assume that Injun Joe will either be caught or will escape. They are understandably afraid of what these wicked men might do to them if they find out that the boys were present at the scene of the crime.

As we later see, however, even after Potter is falsely accused and arrested, Tom and Huck are unable to overcome their fears and tell the authorities what they have seen. Instead, their belief in superstition, their adherence to the blood oath, and their assumption that God will strike down Injun Joe for wickedly lying guide their actions.

Even though the boys fear Injun Joe, they also fear superstition and, ultimately, God or a higher force that they hope will cancel out the more immediate threat from the murderous Injun Joe. Robinsons murder, some townspeople discover the doctors corpse in the graveyard, along with Potters knife.

A crowd gathers in the cemetery, and then Potter himself appears. Consequently, the sheriff arrests Potter for murder. Toms pangs of conscience over not telling the truth about the murder keep him up at night, but Aunt Polly assumes that just hearing about the horrid crime has upset him. Tom begins sneaking to the window of Potters jail cell every few days to bring him small gifts.

Toms depression worsens, so much so that Aunt Polly begins to worry about his health. She gives him various ineffective treatments, which culminate in an awful-tasting serum called Pain-killer. Tom finds this last treatment so intolerable that he feeds it to the cat, which reacts with extreme hyperactivity. Aunt Polly discovers what Tom has done, but she begins to realize that what was cruelty to a cat might be cruelty to a boy, too, and sends him off to school without punishment.

Becky finally returns to school that morning, but she spurns Tom completely. He meets Joe Harper, who is likewise disaffected because his mother has wrongly accused and punished him for stealing cream. They find Huck Finn, always up for a new adventure, and the three agree to slip away to Jacksons Island, an uninhabited, forested isle three miles downriver from St. That night, the three boys take a raft and pole their way to the island, calling out meaningless nautical commands to one another as they go.

At about two in the morning they arrive on the island, build a fire, and eat some bacon that Joe has stolen for them. For the rest of the night they sit around and discuss pirate conduct. Eventually, however, they think about the meat they stole and reflect on the shamefulness of their petty crimeafter all, the Bible explicitly forbids stealing. They decide that their piracies should not again be sullied with the crime of stealing and fall asleep. AnalysisChapters Twain discourages us from feeling sympathy for Injun Joe, the novels most pronounced villain.

We learn that Dr. Robinson once mistreated Injun Joe by chasing him off when he came begging one night, but Injun Joes willingness to murder a man as retribution for this relatively minor offense and his decision to pin the crime on a pathetic drunk who instinctively trusts him confound our ability to feel sorry for him.

Joes status as a half-breed he is half Injun, or Native American, and half white makes him an outsider in the St. Petersburg community.

The novel contains racist suggestions linking Injun Joes villainy to the presumed contamination of his white blood. Joe tells Dr. Robinson, The Injun blood aint in me for nothing, suggesting that the alien, Injun part of Joe is what inspires his evil.

When Injun Joe reappears in disguise later in the novel, he comes dressed as a deaf and mute Spaniard. In a way, Joes choice of disguise is logical, given his dark features, but the outfit also reinforces Injun Joes foreignness.

As in Chapter 8, Beckys rejection turns Tom to thoughts of piracy. Twain mocks the convention in adult romances that unrequited love drives men to desperate acts. Only Huck, who joins Joe Harper and Tom as they act on Toms pirate fantasy, adds an authentic outlaw element to the adventure.

Huck smokes and is something of an outsider in St. However, whereas Injun Joe is completely ostracized by the St. Petersburg community, Huck Finn is allowed some mobility within it, as Hucks rolesas Toms companion and, later, as the Widow Douglass adopteeshow.

The boys trip to the island and their plans for a pirate career demonstrate their imaginative energy and their innocence. Through several exchanges, the three reveal that they know very little about what being a pirate actually entails. The childrens books they have read furnish their entire conception of an outlaws life. Toms remarks about pirates that they have just a bully time [they] take ships, and burn them, and get the money and bury it in awful places [but] they dont kill the womentheyre too noble demonstrate the degree to which Tom idealizes these figures.

Furthermore, the boys remorse over the stolen baconan actual, and comparatively small, offenseshows that they dont see the storybook misdeeds they venerate as actual sins or punishable offenses. In their shame at having stolen the bacon, they defer to the Ten Commandments and to their own consciences, irrationally deciding that such mean behavior is unworthy of their idealized image of a pirate. Up to this moment, we have seen Tom maturing mentally, as he dreams up scheme after scheme.

He has matured through his eye-opening experiences, such as his witness of Dr. Robinsons murder, and he has matured emotionally, as he falls for and is rejected by Becky Thatcher. Toms rejection of sinful behavior, however, marks the first instance of his moral maturation. We know he has the capacity to memorize and imagine a whole new world of pirates on the high seas, but now we see that he understands right versus wrong as well.

Chapters SummaryChapter Happy Camp of the Freebooters The next day, the boys wake on Jacksons Island and find that their raft has disappeared, but the discovery hardly bothers them.

In fact, they find relief in being severed from their last link to St. Huck finds a spring nearby, and the boys go fishing and come up with a bountiful and delicious catch.

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After breakfast, Tom and Joe explore the island and find pirate life nearly perfect. In the afternoon, however, their enthusiasm and conversation fade, and they begin to feel the first stirrings of homesickness.

In the late afternoon, a large group of boats appears on the river, and, after some confusion, the boys realize that the townspeople are searching for them, assuming they have drowned. This realization actually raises the boys spirits and makes them feel, temporarily, like heroes. After dinner, however, both Tom and Joe begin to consider the people who may be missing them terribly. Hesitantly, Joe suggests the possibility of returning home, but Tom dismisses the suggestion.

That night, however, Tom decides to cross the river back to town to observe the local reaction to their absence. Before he leaves, he writes messages on two sycamore scrolls, then puts one in his pocket and one in Joes hat.

SummaryChapter Toms Stealthy Visit Home Tom swims from the end of a sandbar to the nearby Illinois shore and stows away on a ferry to cross back to the Missouri side.

Harper sitting together. He hides under a bed and listens to their conversation. With the exception of Sid, they all talk about how much they miss the boys and wish they had been kinder to them. Tom learns that the search crew has found the raft downstream, so everyone assumes that the boys capsized in midstream and drowned.

After the company has gone to bed, Tom goes to his aunts bedside and almost places one of his sycamore scrolls on her table, but he decides against it. He returns to the island, finds Huck and Joe making breakfast, and tells them of his adventures.

SummaryChapter First PipesIve Lost My Knife The boys find turtle eggs on the sandbar that afternoon and eat fried eggs for supper that night and for breakfast the following morning. They strip naked, swim, and have wrestling matches and a mock circus on the beach.

Joe suggests again that they return home, and this time Huck sides with him. The two boys prepare to cross the river, and Tom, feeling suddenly lonely and desperate, calls to them to stop. He then tells them of a secret plan that he has devised.

After hearing his plan we do not yet know what it entails , both boys agree to stay and their spirits are rejuvenated. That afternoon, Tom and Joe ask Huck to teach them how to smoke. Huck makes them pipes, and they sit together smoking and commenting on how easy it is. They imagine the effect they will produce when they go home and smoke casually in front of their friends. Eventually, however, both boys begin to feel sick, drop their pipes, and declare that they need to go look for Joes knife.

Huck finds them later, fast asleep in separate parts of the forest, probably after having vomited. That evening, Huck takes out his pipe and offers to prepare theirs for them, but both boys say they feel too sickbecause of something they ate, they claim. That night, a terrible thunderstorm hits the island.

The boys take refuge in their tent, but the wind carries its roof off, so they have to take shelter under a giant oak by the riverbank. They watch in terror as the wind and lightning tear the island apart.

When the storm passes, they return to their camp and find that the tree that had sheltered their tent has been completely destroyed. The boys rebuild their fire out of the embers of the burnt tree and roast some ham. After sleeping for a time, they awaken midmorning and fight their homesickness by pretending to be Indians.

At mealtime, however, they realize that Indians cannot eat together without smoking the peace pipe, and so Tom and Joe make a second effort at smoking. This time, they dont become nearly as ill. Becky Thatcher regrets her coldness toward Tom, and their schoolmates remember feeling awful premonitions the last time they saw the boys.

The next day, Sunday, everyone gathers for the funeral. The minister gives a flattering sermon about the boys, and the congregation wonders how they could have overlooked the goodness in Tom and Joe. Eventually, the entire church breaks down in tears. At that moment, the three boys, according to Toms plan, enter through a side door after having listened to their own funeral service.

Joe Harpers family, Aunt Polly, and Mary seize their boys and embrace them, leaving Huck standing alone. Tom complains, [I]t aint fair. Somebodys got to be glad to see Huck, and Aunt Polly hugs Huck too, embarrassing him further. The congregation then sings Old Hundred.

AnalysisChapters At earlier points in the novel, Toms melodramatic self-pity leads him to wish he were dead so that his persecutors would be miserable and sorry for having treated him so unkindly. By running away, he realizes this fantasy to die temporarily and see the reactions of those he has left behind.

Ultimately, instead of being a chance to escape adults, the trip to Jacksons Island is reassurance for Tom and Joe that the adults in their lives still love them and need them. Twain uses humorous irony to criticize the hypocrisy of adult society, which only perceives the worth of its members once they have passed away.

While alive, most of the adults in St. When the town presumes the children dead, however, it frantically calls out search boats and mourns. With all of their mental maturity, even the adults of the town cannot justify the regret they have for not appreciating the boys more during their lives. Ironically, Toms understanding of how the town will react to the boys survival proves that even though he is young and preoccupied with imagination and games, he possesses greater knowledge of human psychology than the town members themselves.

Tom and Joes desire to smoke a pipe reveals that forbidden activities fascinate Tom and his comrades for the prestige that such activities bring them. Whether in fights, in front of girls, or in the classroom, Tom and his friends are constantly showing off. Such performances are critical parts of Toms boyhood, because they earn him the respect of his peers and liven up the regular routines of small-town life. It is clear that he and Joe want to learn how to smoke so that they will appear special in the eyes of their friends, not because they expect to enjoy the activity.

Tom declares, Ill come up to you and say, Joe, got a pipe?

I want a smoke. And then youll out with the pipes. Indeed, the phrase just see em. Becky was sad, too. Suddenly, the three boys walked into the church. People were very surprised, but they were very happy, too.

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Chapter 5 At School Monday morning, Tom went to school. The children wanted to hear about his adventure, and Tom liked 10 talking about it.

Then Tom talked to Amy. Becky watched him and she was angry. You can come on my adventure. Later in the morning, Tom talked to Amy again. Becky talked to her friend Alfred and looked at a picture-book with him. Tom watched them and he was angry with Becky. In the afternoon, Tom waited for Becky at the school fence. She walked into the school room. She opened the book quietly and looked at the pictures.

Suddenly, Tom came into the room. Becky was surprised. She closed the book quickly, and it tore. Becky was angry with Tom and quickly went out of the room. Then the children and the teacher came into the room and went to their places. The teacher looked at his book. Who tore my book? The room was very quiet. I tore your book. Stay here after school! Becky waited for him at the school fence. Tom smiled at her and they walked home.

Chapter 6 The Trial Summer vacation started, and Becky went away with her family. Tom and Huck remembered the night in the graveyard. They were afraid of Injun Joe again. I want to help him. The boys visited Muff Potter. On day three of the trial Tom talked. Injun Joe, the doctor, and Muff Potter were there. Injun Joe quickly went out of the building. Tom and Huck were very afraid. He can kill us, too. Tom liked talking about it.

He was happy, too, because he helped Muff Potter. The boys went to the old house. They wanted to look at every room.

First they went into the kitchen, and then they went into the bedroom. Suddenly, two men came into the kitchen—Injun Joe and his friend. The boys were afraid and stayed in the bedroom very quietly. Injun Joe walked across the kitchen. He started to dig under the floor with his knife. He opened it with his knife. There was a lot of money in the box. We can come back and get it tomorrow. We can take it to that place.

You know—the place under the cross.

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Injun Joe talked quietly to his friend. The boys listened and were afraid. He wants to kill us. The boys were afraid of Injun Joe, but they wanted to find his treasure.

Becky and her friends went on the river on a big boat. The boat went down the river and across it. Then it stopped. The children went out of the boat and played games near the river. It was dark and cold there, but they played games. In the evening they went back to the boat and went home.

Harper at church. Did she sleep at your house? Harper answered. Did he stay at your house? Did you see them on the boat? People in the town were very sad. They walked to Mrs. Huck stayed behind some small trees. The men talked, and Huck listened to them. Injun Joe was angry. Douglas was bad to me.

Douglas because she was always good to him. He wanted to help her. He quietly walked away and then he started to run to Mr. Jones opened the door. Can you go there and help Mrs. Jones answered. But he was afraid of Injun Joe. Go and sleep in my bedroom. Douglas visited Mr.

A boy was there and he wanted to help you.

Jones and Mrs. Douglas went to church. People there talked about Tom and Becky. Jones and his sons went to the cave with the men, but on Monday morning they went home.

Huck was in bed and was very sick. The men went back to the cave, but Mrs. Douglas stayed with Huck. Then they stopped near some water. The boys stopped playing and watched the boat. The boys listened quietly. He went home in the small boat. He quietly went in his bedroom window.

Then he went under his bed and stayed there. Aunt Polly and her friends came into his room. Aunt Polly went to sleep. Tom went out the window very quietly and went back across the river. We want to go home. We can go to church. People are going to be very surprised! They talked about the three boys. They were sad because their friends were dead. Becky was sad, too. Suddenly, the three boys walked into the church. People were very surprised, but they were very happy, too.

Chapter 5 At School Monday morning, Tom went to school. The children wanted to hear about his adventure, and Tom liked 10 talking about it.

Then Tom talked to Amy. Becky watched him and she was angry. You can come on my adventure. Later in the morning, Tom talked to Amy again. Becky talked to her friend Alfred and looked at a picture-book with him. Tom watched them and he was angry with Becky. In the afternoon, Tom waited for Becky at the school fence. She walked into the school room. She opened the book quietly and looked at the pictures.

Suddenly, Tom came into the room. Becky was surprised. She closed the book quickly, and it tore. Becky was angry with Tom and quickly went out of the room.

Then the children and the teacher came into the room and went to their places. The teacher looked at his book. Who tore my book? The room was very quiet. I tore your book. Stay here after school!

Becky waited for him at the school fence. Tom smiled at her and they walked home. Chapter 6 The Trial Summer vacation started, and Becky went away with her family.

Tom and Huck remembered the night in the graveyard. They were afraid of Injun Joe again. I want to help him. The boys visited Muff Potter. On day three of the trial Tom talked. Injun Joe, the doctor, and Muff Potter were there.

Injun Joe quickly went out of the building. Tom and Huck were very afraid. He can kill us, too. Tom liked talking about it. He was happy, too, because he helped Muff Potter. The boys went to the old house.

They wanted to look at every room. First they went into the kitchen, and then they went into the bedroom. Suddenly, two men came into the kitchen—Injun Joe and his friend. The boys were afraid and stayed in the bedroom very quietly. Injun Joe walked across the kitchen. He started to dig under the floor with his knife. He opened it with his knife.

There was a lot of money in the box. We can come back and get it tomorrow.

We can take it to that place. You know—the place under the cross. Injun Joe talked quietly to his friend. The boys listened and were afraid. He wants to kill us. The boys were afraid of Injun Joe, but they wanted to find his treasure. Becky and her friends went on the river on a big boat. The boat went down the river and across it. Then it stopped. The children went out of the boat and played games near the river. It was dark and cold there, but they played games.

In the evening they went back to the boat and went home. Harper at church. Did she sleep at your house? Harper answered. Did he stay at your house? Did you see them on the boat? People in the town were very sad. They walked to Mrs. Huck stayed behind some small trees. The men talked, and Huck listened to them. Injun Joe was angry. Douglas was bad to me. Douglas because she was always good to him.

He wanted to help her. He quietly walked away and then he started to run to Mr. Jones opened the door. Can you go there and help Mrs.Becky talked to her friend Alfred and looked at a picture-book with him. He started to dig under the floor with his knife. Douglas is a good woman. With their healthy allowance, the boys can continue to explore their role as commercial citizens, but at a more moderate rate.

Then he went back to Becky. Huck smokes and is something of an outsider in St. Mark Twain is a famous American writer.

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