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Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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Published by Venkat Bharadwaj J

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Published by: Venkat Bharadwaj J on Jun 15, 2010
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THE ADVENTURES OF TOMSAWYERBYMARK TWAIN(Samuel LanghorneClemens)P R E F A C EMOST of the adventures recorded inthis book really occurred; one ortwo were experiences of my own, therest those of boys who wereschoolmates of mine. Huck Finn isdrawn from life; Tom Sawyer also, butnot from an individual--he is acombination of the characteristics of three boys whom I knew, andtherefore belongs to the compositeorder of architecture.
 The odd superstitions touched uponwere all prevalent among childrenand slaves in the West at the period of this story--that is to say,thirty or forty years ago.Although my book is intended mainlyfor the entertainment of boys andgirls, I hope it will not be shunned bymen and women on that account,for part of my plan has been to try topleasantly remind adults of whatthey once were themselves, and of how they felt and thought and talked,and what queer enterprises theysometimes engaged in.  THE AUTHOR.HARTFORD, 1876.
T O M S A W Y E RCHAPTER I"TOM!"No answer."TOM!"No answer."What's gone with that boy, I wonder? You TOM!"No answer. The old lady pulled her spectaclesdown and looked over them about theroom; then she put them up andlooked out under them. She seldom ornever looked THROUGH them for sosmall a thing as a boy; they were her

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