Tom Sawyer Detective

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1st World Publishing, Sep 1, 2004 - Fiction - 96 pages
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Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. 1st World Library-Literary Society is a non-profit educational organization. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - WELL, it was the next spring after me and Tom Sawyer set our old nigger Jim free, the time he was chained up for a runaway slave down there on Tom's uncle Silas's farm in Arkansaw. The frost was working out of the ground, and out of the air, too, and it was getting closer and closer onto barefoot time every day; and next it would be marble time, and next mumbletypeg, and next tops and hoops, and next kites, and then right away it would be summer and going in a-swimming. It just makes a boy homesick to look ahead like that and see how far off summer is. Yes, and it sets him to sighing and saddening around, and there's something the matter with him, he don't know what. But anyway, he gets out by himself and mopes and thinks; and mostly he hunts for a lonesome place high up on the hill in the edge of the woods, and sets there and looks away off on the big Mississippi down there a-reaching miles and miles around the points where the timber looks smoky and dim it's so far off and still, and everything's so solemn it seems like everybody you've loved is dead and gone, and you 'most wish you was dead and gone too, and done with it all.
 

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Review: Tom Sawyer, Detective (Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn #4)

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No big mystery in the plot, not much humor, not much of the distinctive Mark Twain or Huck voice, this book is for Mark Twain/Tom & Huck completists only. Read full review

Review: Tom Sawyer, Detective (Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn #4)

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This is a light, enjoyable work by Twain. It follows Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn after their original debuts in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. This book could be used with younger crowds as it is short and could appeal to those at a lower reading level. Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTER I AN INVITATION FOR TOM AND HUCK
5
CHAPTER II JAKE DUNLAP
12
CHAPTER III A DIAMOND ROBBERY
19
CHAPTER IV THE THREE SLEEPERS
27
CHAPTER V A TRAGEDY IN THE WOODS
32
CHAPTER VI PLANS TO SECURE THE DIAMONDS
37
CHAPTER VII A NIGHTS VIGIL
45
CHAPTER VIII TALKING WITH THE GHOST
51
CHAPTER IX FINDING OF JUBITER DUNLAP
58
CHAPTER X THE ARREST OF UNCLE SILAS
65
CHAPTER XI TOM SAWYER DISCOVERS THE MURDERERS
70
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About the author (2004)

Mark Twain was born Samuel L. Clemens in Florida, Missouri on November 30, 1835. He worked as a printer for a time, and then became a steamboat pilot. He traveled in the West, writing humorous sketches for newspapers. In 1865, he wrote the short story, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, which was very well received. He then began a career as a humorous travel writer and lecturer, publishing The Innocents Abroad in 1869, Roughing It in 1872, and, co-authored with Charles Dudley Warner, Gilded Age in 1873. His best-known works are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), Mississippi Writing: Life on the Mississippi (1883), and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884). He died of a heart attack on April 21, 1910.

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