Original Illustrated Version By Mark Twain

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THE POINT IN TOM'S SECRET                                       147
"And so they shall, I'ra glad to see him, poor motherless thing!" And the loving attentions Aunt Polly lavished upon him were the one thing capable of making him more uncomfortable than he was before.
Suddenly the minister shouted at the top of his voice : " Praise God from whom all blessings flow—Sing !—and put your hearts in it! "
And they did. Old Hundred swelled up with a triumphant burst, and while
tom's proudest moment.
it shook the rafters Tom Sawyer the Pirate looked around upon the envying juveniles about him and confessed in his heart that this was the proudest moment of his life.
As the " sold " congregation trooped out they said they would almost be wil­ling to be made ridiculous again to hear Old Hundred sung like that once more.
Tom got more cuffs and kisses that day—according to Aunt Polly's varying moods—than he had earned before in a year; and he hardly knew which expressed the most gratefulness to God and affection for himself.