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Short Summary The Adventures of Tom Sawyer revolves around the youthful adventures of the novels schoolboy protagonist Thomas Sawyer whose reputation precedes him for causing mischief and strife Tom lives with his Aunt Polly half-brother Sid and cousin Mary in the quaint town of St Petersburg just off the shore of the Mississippi River St Petersburg is described as a typical small-town atmosphere where the Christian faith is predominant the social network is close-knit and familiarity resides Unlike his brother Sid Tom receives lickings from his Aunt Polly ever the mischief-maker would rather play hooky than attend school and often sneaks out his bedroom window at night to adventure with his friend Huckleberry Finn the towns social outcast Tom despite his dread of schooling is extremely clever and would normally get away with his pranks if Sid were not such a tattle-tale As punishment for skipping school to go swimming Aunt Polly assigns Tom the chore of whitewashing the fence surrounding the house In a brilliant scheme Tom is able to con the neighborhood boys into completing the chore for him managing to convince them of the joys of whitewashing At school Tom is equally as flamboyant and attracts attention by chasing other boys yelling and running around With his usual antics Tom attempts to catch the eye of one girl in particular Becky Thatcher the Judges daughter When he first sees her Tom immediately falls in love with Becky After winning her over Tom suggests that they get engaged But when Tom accidentally blurts that he has been engaged before to Amy Lawrence he ruins his relationship with Becky and becomes heartbroken One night Huck and Tom sneak off at midnight to the towns graveyard where they are planning to carry out a special ritual used to cure warts Believers in superstition and folklore the two expect the graveyard to be full of
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