Original Illustrated Version By Mark Twain

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reader may rest satisfied that Tom's and Huck's windfall made a mighty stir in the poor little village of St. Peters­burg. So vast a sum, all in actual cash, seemed next to incredible. It was talked about, gloated over, glorified, until the reason of many of the citizens tottered under the strain of the unhealthy ex­citement. Every "haunted" house in St. Petersburg and the neighboring vil­lages was dissected, plank by plank, and its foundations dug up and ransacked for hidden treasure—and not by boys, but men—pretty grave, unromantic men, too, some of them. Wherever Tom and Huck appeared they were courted, ad-
mired, stared at. The boys were not able to remember that their remarks had possessed weight before; but now their sayings were treasured and repeated ; everything they did seemed somehow to be regarded