• CHAPTER I

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    Aunt Polly

    “TOM!”

  • Narrator

    No answer.

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  • Profile Picture of Aunt Polly in The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer

    Aunt Polly

    “TOM!”

  • Narrator

    No answer.

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    Aunt Polly

    “What’s gone with that boy, I wonder?

  • You TOM!”

  • Narrator

    No answer.

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  • The old lady pulled her spectacles down and looked over them about the room; then she put them up and looked out under them.

  • She seldom or never looked through them for so small a thing as a boy; they were her state pair, the pride of her heart.

  • They were built for “style,” not service—she could have seen through a pair of stove-lids just as well.

  • She looked perplexed for a moment, and then said, not fiercely, but still loud enough for the furniture to hear:

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    Aunt Polly

    “Well, I lay if I get hold of you I’ll—”

  • Narrator

    She did not finish, for by this time she was bending down and punching under the bed with the broom, and so she needed breath to punctuate the punches with.

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  • She resurrected nothing but the cat.

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    Aunt Polly

    “I never did see the beat of that boy!”

  • Narrator

    She went to the open door and stood in it and looked out among the tomato vines and “jimpson” weeds that constituted the garden.

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  • No Tom.

  • So she lifted up her voice at an angle calculated for distance and shouted:

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    Aunt Polly

    “Y-o-u-u TOM!”