THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER - online book

Original Illustrated Version By Mark Twain

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A RECEPTION AT THE WIDOW DOUGLAS'S. '
263
The place was grandly lighted, and everybody that was of any consequence in the village was there. The Thatchers were there, the Harpers, the Rogerses, Aunt Polly, Sid, Mary, the minister, the editor, and a great many more, and all dressed in their best. The widow received the boys as heartily as any one could well receive two such looking being§. They were covered with clay and candle grease. Aunt Polly blushed crimson with humiliation, and frowned and shook her head at Tom. Nobody suffered half as much as the two boys did, however. Mr. Jones said:
" Tom wasn't at home,yet, so I gave him up; but I stumbled on him and Huck right at my door, and so I just brought them along in a hurry."
" And you did just right," said the widow :ó" Come with me, boys."
She took them to a bed chamber and said :
" Now wash and dress yourselves. Here are two new suits of clothesó shirts, socks, everything complete. They're Huck'sóno, no thanks, Huckó Mr. Jones bought one and I the other. But they'll fit both of you. Get into them; We'll waitócome down when you are slicked up enough."
Then she left.