A pillar of American literature, Mark Twain's prototypical coming-of-age introduces the iconic Tom Sawyer and his best friend Huckleberry Finn. Tom's panache for mischief and unyielding desire for adventure commonly leads him into trouble, but quick wits and a smooth tongue always navigates him to safety. When Tom and Huck witness a murder and the culpable Injun Joe escapes justice, Tom, who testified against the bandit, is left to wonder how he will get out of yet another bind.
Tom and his friend, Huckleberry Finn visited the graveyard one night and witnessed the murder of Dr. Robinson. In fear they ran away to an island but soon came back home when they learned that their parents thought they were dead. But what became of the murderer on the run?
The banks of the Mississippi River, Tom Sawyer and his friends seek out adventure at every turn. Then one fateful night in the graveyard they witness a murder. The boys make a blood oath never to reveal the secret, and they run away to be pirates in search of hidden treasure. But when Tom gets trapped in a cave with scary Injun Joe, can he escape unharmed?
YOU don't know about me without you have read a book by thename of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; but that ain't no matter. Thatbook was made by Mr. Mark Twain, and he told the truth, mainly.There was things which he stretched, but mainly he told the truth.That is nothing. I never seen anybody but lied one time or another,without it was Aunt Polly, or the widow, or maybe Mary. Aunt Polly-Tom's Aunt Polly, she is-and Mary, and the Widow Douglas is all toldabout in that book, which is mostly a true book, with some stretchers,as I said before.Now the way that the book winds up is this: Tom and me found themoney that the robbers hid in the cave, and it made us rich. We gotsix thousand dollars apiece-all gold. It was an awful sight of moneywhen it was piled up. Well, Judge Thatcher he took it and put it out atinterest, and it fetched us a dollar a day apiece all the year round-more than a body could tell what to do with. The Widow Douglas shetook me for her son, and allowed she would sivilize me; but it wasrough living in the house all the time, considering how dismal regularand decent the widow was in all her ways; and so when I couldn'tstand it no longer I lit out. I got into my old rags and my sugarhogsheadagain, and was free and satisfied. But Tom Sawyer hehunted me up and said he was going to start a band of robbers, and Imight join if I would go back to the widow and be respectable. So Iwent back.The widow she cried over me, and called me a poor lost lamb, andshe called me a lot of other names, too, but she never meant no harmby it. She put me in them new clothes again, and I couldn't do nothingbut sweat and sweat, and feel all cramped up. Well, then, the oldthing commenced again. The widow rung a bell for supper, and youhad to come to time. When you got to the table you couldn't go right toeating, but you had to wait for the widow to tuck down her head andgrumble a little over the victuals, though there warn't really anythingthe matter with them,-that is, nothing only everything was cooked by itself. In a barrel of odds and ends it is different; things get mixed up,and the juice kind of swaps around, and the things go better.After supper she got out her book and learned me about Moses andthe Bulrushers, and I was in a sweat to find out all about him; but byand by she let it out that Moses had been dead a considerable longtime; so then I didn't care no more about him, because I don't take nostock in dead people.Pretty soon I wanted to smoke, and asked the widow to let me. Butshe wouldn't. She said it was a mean practice and wasn't clean, and Imust try to not do it any more. That is just the way with some people.They get down on a thing when they don't know nothing about it.Here she was a-bothering about Moses, which was no kin to her, andno use to anybody, being gone, you see, yet finding a power of faultwith me for doing a thing that had some good in it. And she tooksnuff, too; of course that was all right, because she done it herself.Her sister, Miss Watson, a tolerable slim old maid, with goggles on,had just come to live with her, and took a set at me now with aspelling-book. She worked me middling hard for about an hour, andthen the widow made her ease up. I couldn't stood it much longer.Then for an hour it was deadly dull, and I was fidgety. Miss Watsonwould say, "Don't put your feet up there, Huckleberry;" and "Don'tscrunch up like that, Huckleberry-set up straight;" and pretty soonshe would say, "Don't gap and stretch like that, Huckleberry-whydon't you try to behave?" Then she told me all about the bad place,and I said I wished I was there. She got mad then, but I didn't meanno harm. All I wanted was to go somewheres; all I wanted was achange, I warn't particular. She said it was wicked to say what I said;said she wouldn't say it for the whole world; she was going to live soas to go to the good place.
Tom Sawyer Abroad is a novel by Mark Twain published in 1894. It features Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn in a parody of Jules Verne-esque adventure stories. In the story, Tom, Huck, and Jim set sail to Africa in a futuristic hot air balloon, where they survive encounters with lions, robbers, and fleas to see some of the world's greatest wonders, including the Pyramids and the Sphinx. Like Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer, Detective, the story is told using the first-person narrative voice of Huck Finn.
Bringing together 38 tales and sketches, The $30,000 Bequest provides a rare long view of Twain's work, covering virtually his entire career, from "Advice to Young Girls" (a spoof that appeared in 1865, just months before he achieved national acclaim for his "Jumping Frog" tale), to the title story, written in 1904. Whether he is probing the dynamics of a marriage in "The ...
A level 1 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. This version includes an audio book: listen to the story as you read. Retold for Learners of English by Nick Bullard. Tom Sawyer does not like school. He does not like work, and he never wants to get out of bed in the morning. But he likes swimming and fishing, and having adventures with his friends. And he has a lot of adventures. One night, he and his friend Huck Finn go to the graveyard to look for ghosts. They don't see any ghosts that night. They see something worse than a ghost - much, much worse . . .
The Further Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn
Author: Tim Champlin
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing, Incorporated
When modern-day thirteen-year-old Zane wakes from a coma in 1849 Missouri, his plans for adventure in Indian Territory with Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, and Jim are halted by the kidnapping of Becky Thatcher.