Tuesday, May 12, 2009

#15 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

“I’m Tom Sawyer. Who the hell are you?”  Long before Bart Simpson came on the scene, Tom Sawyer was raising heck in late 19th century literature. He tricks the neighborhood boys into whitewashing a fence for him, woos the new girl in town, and makes a mockery out of a Sunday School competition. Things take a turn for the serious when Tom accidentally witnesses Injun Joe, the local thug, commit murder. This doesn’t keep him from pretending to be a pirate, running away from home and letting the whole town think he has drowned so he can go to his own funeral and surprise everyone.  Boys will be boys, I guess.



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