Well, when Tom and me got to the edge of the hilltop we looked away down into the village and could see three or four lights twinkling, where there was sick folks, maybe; and the stars over us was sparkling ever so fine; and down by the village was the river, a whole mile broad, and awful still and grand. The boys sneak into Miss Watson's kitchen and take some candles, leaving a five-cent piece on the table as payment. Ben Rogers is the most vocally against Tom's plans to fill up their cave with ransomed men. It turned out to be a Sunday-school picnic, although Tom explained that it really was a caravan of Arabs and Spaniards—only they were enchanted, like in Don Quixote. The final showing, which truly is non-existent since the Duke and King run off before it starts, is a coup for the two conmen, who once again give the citizens exactly what they pay for.
He also rejects the idea of killing and robbing on a Sunday. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is one of the most popular novels ever written and a classic of American literature. Tom he made a sign to me—kind of a little noise with his mouth—and we went creeping away on our hands and knees. Tom again insists on playing a trick on Jim. They agreed to get to- gether and fix a day as soon as they could, and then we elected Tom Sawyer first captain and Jo Harper second captain of the Gang, and so started home.
Everybody looked hungry at it, and licked their chops. Knowing this, it seems reasonable for us to assume that Tom knows Jim will see the hat on a branch and think something supernatural happened to him. Summary: Chapter 3 After punishing Huck for dirtying his new clothes during his night out with Tom, Miss Watson tries to explain prayer to him. This time, he is after a , the wealthiest man in town and a storeowner. The three girls have also received three thousand dollars and the house they live in.
We went to a clump of bushes, and Tom made everybody swear to keep the secret, and then showed them a hole in the hill, right in the thickest part of the bushes. What you know 'bout witches? Tom poked about amongst the passages, and pretty soon ducked under a wall where you wouldn't a noticed that there was a hole. Now, what do you reckon it is? Jim's touching story about his daughter Elizabeth, in which he hits her for not obeying him, is a powerful indication to Huck that Jim is in fact more concerned about his children than Huck's father ever was about him. Just then Jim begun to breathe heavy; next he begun to snore--and then I was pretty soon comfortable again. I was most ready to cry; but all at once I thought of a way, and so I offered them Miss Watson —they could kill her. At that exact moment, Boggs's daughter approaches, hoping to save her father, but she is too late. Pretty soon I heard a twig snap down in the dark amongst the trees — something was a stirring.
The audience laughs their heads off, and he is called back to do it twice more. Boggs's death focuses the reader's attention on a much more serious aspect of the society. Wilks's will tells them where in the cellar to find the cash, and the two men go downstairs and find it. Mary Jane Wilks, you know me for your friend, and for your unselfish friend, too. If you are with the quality, or at a funeral, or trying to go to sleep when you ain't sleepy—if you are anywheres where it won't do for you to scratch, why you will itch all over in upwards of a thousand places. A enters the crowd, hears the King and laughs heartily, calling the King a fraud because his British accent is such a bad imitation. Jim was most ruined for a servant, because he got stuck up on account of having seen the devil and been rode by witches.
But Tom give him five cents to keep quiet, and said we would all go home and meet next week, and rob somebody and kill some people. Let 'em fetch along their suspicions now if they want to--this 'll lay 'em out. He is quite superstitious and believes that events, such as accidentally flipping a spider into a candle will bring him bad luck. Then Mary Jane she fetched the letter her father left behind, and the king he read it out loud and cried over it. Well, then, the old thing commenced again. Pretty soon I wanted to smoke, and asked the widow to let me.
This tendency of Tom's will cause problems later in the novel. No, sir, we'll just go on and ransom them in the regular way. I clumb up the shed and crept into my window just before day was breaking. Tom, who gets all of his information from the books that he reads, tells the gang that they will need to stop carriages to capture people and steal their money. I got into my old rags and my sugar-hogshead again, and was free and satisfied.
Obsequies ain't used in England no more now--it's gone out. I was most ready to cry; but all at once I thought of a way, and so I offered them Miss Watson—they could kill her. I didn't want him to try. Then they wonder about a date to start their robbing. Then it begun to itch on the inside. Tom said he slipped Jim's hat off of his head and hung it on a limb right over him, and Jim stirred a little, but he didn't wake. Twain's 'version' of Shakespeare, Boggs's death, Jim's feelings about his family, and the Royal Nonesuch all seek to provoke the reader into analyzing the foolish ways of society.