Original Illustrated Version By Mark Twain

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chirped on. Tom thought, " 0 hang her, ain't I ever going to get rid of her? " At last he must be attending to those things—and she said artlessly that she would be "around " when school let out. And.he hastened away, hating her for it.
"Any other boy!" Tom thought, grating his teeth. "Any boy in the whole town but that Saint Louis smarty that thinks he dresses so fine and is aristocracy ! O, all right, I licked you the first day you ever saw this town, mister, and I'll lick
you again ! You just wait till I catch you out! I'll just take and"
And he went through the motions of thrashing an imaginary boy—pummeling the air, and kicking and gouging. " Oh, you do, do you ? You holler 'nough, do you? Now, then, let that learn you!" And so the imaginary flogging was finished to his satisfaction.
Tom fled home at noon. His conscience could not endure anymore of Amy's
grateful happiness, and his jealousy could bear no more of the other distress. Becky resumedher picture-inspections with Alfred, but as the minutes dragged along and no Tom came to suffer, her triumph began to cloud and she lost interest; gravity and absent-mindedness followed, and then mel­ancholy; two or three times she pricked up her ear at a footstep, but it was a false hope; no Tom came. At last she grew entirely miserable and wished she hadn't carried it so far. When poor Alfred, seeing that he was losing her, he did not know how, and kept exclaiming: " O here's a jolly one ! look at this ! " she lost pa­tience at last, and said, " Oh, don't bother
me! I don't care for them!" and burst
into tears, and got up and walked away. Alfred dropped alongside and was going to try to comfort her, but she said* " Go away and leave me alone, can't you ! I hate you ! 7