THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER - online book

Original Illustrated Version By Mark Twain

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TOM REPORTS A T CAMP.
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paused, dripping, upon the threshold of the camp, and heard Joe say:
" No, Tom's true-blue, Huck, and he'll come back. He won't desert. He knows that would be a disgrace to a pirate, and Tom's too proud for that sort of thing. He's up to something or other. Now I wonder what ? "
" Well, the things is ours, anyway, ain't they? "
" Pretty near, but not yet, Huck. The writing says they are if he ain't back here to breakfast."
"Which he is ! " exclaimed Tom, with fine dramatic effect, stepping grandly into camp.
A sumptuous breakfast of b^con and fish was shortly provided, and as the boys set to work upon it, Tom recounted (and adorned) his adventures. They were a vain and boastful company of heroes when the tale was done. Then Tom hid himself away in a shady nook to sleep till noon, and the other pirates got ready to fish and explore.
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