THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER - online book

Original Illustrated Version By Mark Twain

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adventure of the day mightily tor­mented Tom's dreams that night. Four times he had his hands on that rich treasure and four times it wasted to nothingness in his fingers as sleep forsook him and wakefulness brought back the hard reality of his misfor­tune. As he lay in the early morning recalling the incidents of his great ad­venture, he noticed that they seemed curiously subdued and far away — somewhat as if they had happened in another world, or in a time long gone by. Then it occurred to him that the great adventure itself must be a dream ! There was one very strong argument, in favor of this idea — namely, that the quantity of coin he had seen was too vast to be real. He had never seen as much as fifty dollars in one mass before, and he was like all boys of
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