THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER - online book

Original Illustrated Version By Mark Twain

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98                                                       TOM SAWYER.
" Hucky, do you das't to go if 1 lead ? "
" I don't like to, much. Tom, s'pose it's Injun Joe ! "
Tom quailed. But presently the temptation rose up strong again and the boys agreed to try, with the understanding that they would take to their heels if the snoring stopped. So they went tip-toeing stealthily down, the one behind the other. When they had got to within five steps of the snorer, Tom stepped on a stick, and it broke with a sharp snap. The man moaned, writhed a little, and his
DISTURBING MUFF*S SLEEP.
face came into the moonlight. It was Muff Potter. The boys' hearts had stood Still, and their hopes too, when the man moved, but their fears passed away now. They tip-toed out, through the broken weather-boarding, and stopped at a little distance to exchange a parting word. That long, lugubrious howl rose on the night air again! They turned and saw the strange dog standing within a few feet of where Potter was lying, and facing Potter, with his nose pointing heavenward.