Original Illustrated Version By Mark Twain

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"You ought to be ashamed of yourself Tom Sawyer; you know you're going to tell on me, and O, what shall I do, what shall I do! I'll be whipped, and I never was whipped in school."
Then she stamped her little foot and said:
" Be so mean if you want to ! I know something that's going to happen. You just wait and you'll see ! Hateful, hateful, hateful! "—and she flung out of the house with a new explosion of crying.
Tom stood still, rather flustered by this onslaught. Presently he said to himself:
" What a curious kind of a fool a girl is. Never been licked in school! Shucks. What's a licking! That's just like a girl —they're so thin-skinned and chicken hearted. Well, of course I ain't going to tell old Dobbins on this little fool, because there's other ways of getting even on her,                      caught in ths act.
that ain't so mean; but what of it? Old Dobbins will ask who it was tore his book. Nobody'll answer. Then he'll do just the way he always does—ask first onend then t'other, and when he comes to the right girl he'll know it, without any telling. Girl's faces always tell on them. They ain't got any back-bone. She'll get licked. Well, it's a kind of a tight place for Becky Thatcher, because there ain't any way out of it." Tom conned the thing a moment longer and then added : " All right, though; she'd like to see me in just such a fix—let her sweat it out! "
Tom joined the mob of skylarking scholars outside. In a few moments the master arrived and school " took in.'1 Tom did not feel a strong interest in his studies. Every time he stole a glance at the girls' side of the room Becky's face troubled him. Considering all things, he did not want to pity her, and yet it was all he could do to help it. He could get up no exultation that was really worthy