Tom Sawyer is a boy who is full of adventures. In his world
there is an adventure around every corner. Some of his adventures have
lead him into some bad situations but with his good heart and bright
mind he has gotten out of them. Tom lives with his aunt Polly, his
cousin Mary and his bother Sid.
One of the first things to happen in the book is a memorable
one, the painting of the fence. Toms aunt Polly made Tom paint her
fence on a Saturday as a punishment. Tom just hated the idea of
having to work on a Saturday while all of the neighborhood could make
fun of and harass him. After Tom tried to trade some of his
possessions for a few hours of freedom he had a stroke of genius,
instead of him paying people to work for him, he made people pay him
to paint. Tom managed this by telling people that it isnt every day
that you get a chance to paint a fence and he thought it was fun. He
had people begging him to paint by the time that he was finished his
story. He would have taken every boy in the towns wealth if he had
not run out of paint.
On June 17th about the hour of midnight, Tom and his best
friend Huck were out in the grave yard trying to get rid of warts,
when they witnessed a murder by Injun Joe. At the time Muff Potter was
drunk and asleep so Injun Joe blamed the murder him (Muff Potter).
They knew if crazy Injun Joe found out they knew, he would for sure
kill them. Tom wrote on a wooden board "Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer
swear to keep mum about this and they wish they may drop down dead in
their tracks if they ever tell and rot", then in their own blood they
signed their initials TS and HF.
A few days after that incident Tom, Huck and Joe decided to go
and become pirates because no one cared for their company anymore.
They stole some food and supplies and then they stole a raft and
paddled to an island in the middle of the Mississippi River. They
stayed and pirated f...
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