Tom Sawyer Abroad

By Mark Twain

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...TOM SAWYER ABROAD

By Mark Twain




CHAPTER I. TOM SEEKS NEW ADVENTURES

DO you reckon Tom Sawyer was...

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...for much, and it was pitiful to see. And then Tom would take
another innings, and...

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...it,
which is the whole truth and I can swear to it."

So he did it. He...

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...him
so sick. His horse was put up, and he didn't know what to do. But...

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...by and by Tom's glory got to paling down gradu'ly, on account
of other things turning...

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...don't see any use in finding out
things and clogging up my head with them when...

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...religious myself, en I knows plenty religious people, but I hain't
run across none dat acts...

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...estate!"

Now that's just where Tom Sawyer warn't fair. Jim didn't mean no harm,
and I didn't...

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...him, of course. He wasn't going to have Nat Parsons
coming back bragging about seeing the...

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...everybody forsake them and
despise them, and that is perfectly natural. If they was humbler, and
listened...

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...say-so. But I had to give
in now that the widder was right. That is, she...

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...got on to his troubles again, and mourned and grumbled
about the way he was treated,...

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...you teches him, we's gone--we's gone sho'!
I ain't gwine anear him, not for nothin' in...

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...Tom was already on his way back, and when we felt his
hands on our knees...

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...wonder what's the matter with you, Huck. You know by the COLOR?"

"Yes, of course I...

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...credit as he would 'a' been if he'd
been HUNTING di'monds. You can see the difference...

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...then you can't make no mistake. It's just the same
with the maps. That's why they...

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...hundred miles."

I didn't believe it, but it made the cold streaks trickle down my back
just...

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...up, and got him over the
worst of his feelings, and then he says:

"Mars Tom talkin'...

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...he jerked out his pistol and motioned us
back, and we went, but nobody will ever...

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...it."

We didn't know what to say, so we held in and didn't say nothing at...

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...the professor, but the professor warn't there.

Then we heard a couple of terrible screams, and...

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...in your coat-sleeve, and see a whole wide desert of
waves pitching and tossing through a...

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...for
the coffee, but there was water, and everything else you could want,
and a charcoal stove...

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...wait till something's started that you know
something about."

"Why, Mars Tom, sholy you can't mean to...

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...I ain't
going to.

But I was aggravated about that welkin. I wanted to know. I got...

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...the glasses and
hunted everywheres for London, but couldn't find hair nor hide of it,
nor any...

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...was ten or twelve
feet above ground. And there was the lion, a-ripping around under me,
and...

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...was really
gone and they couldn't get us, they sat down on their hams and looked...

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...an
hour of setting by the Grinnage clock now, and I'm away out--more than
four hours and...

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...got
anything to reflect WITH. Don't you know we're as much as a mile up in
the...

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...and the next minute both
sides crashed together and was all mixed up, and there was...

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...swooped down and stopped, and Jim shinned down the ladder and fetched
up the kid, which...

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...bet he ain't, but let it go. What's your second place?"

"Well, in de second place,...

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...it, dey
do deserve it, dat's certain."

"Well, I bet they do. They've got ever so much...

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...where there was a million
of them as not; they'd never touch him nor bother him.

We...

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...letters; and if I had my way I wouldn't
allow nobody to load his troubles on...

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...about your camel, but I hain't seen him."

Jim says:

"Go on, Mars Tom, hit's a mighty...

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...fast; and so, by the time it is getting
toward dawn, you are skimming along only...

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...wandered around
and about till their food and water give out and they starved to death;
but...

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...on them baking plains; I laid
down on the locker, and give it up.

But by and...

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...be drunk, or dreamy or suthin', en he could be mistaken; en two
might, maybe; but...

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...Dey's BEEN a lake, en suthin's happened,
en de lake's dead, en we's seen its ghos';...

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...breeze, the loveliest
sight that ever was. And all about it was grassy banks, and flowers,...

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...and drop!"

I done it, and shot down, feet first, and seemed to go about a...

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...up in cans, in the
new way that somebody had just invented; the rest was fresh....

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...far away you couldn't see them
with your naked eye. Tom said the birds didn't find...

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...the Desert, and I tell you it was like saying good-bye to a
friend that you...

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...clean beats me. Why, Tom, it shows that the Lord
took as much pains makin' this...

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...people like me and Jim, he'd just as soon have intellectual
intercourse with a catfish. But...

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...hundred camels and ain't in debt is rich--and
not only rich, but very rich. Ain't it...

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...stars in heaven had fell down.

So him and the dervish laid into it, and they...

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...of him;
and says:

"Good-bye--a man that's blind hain't got no use for jewelry."

And he cleared out...

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...snore--soft and blubbery at first, then a long rasp, then
a stronger one, then a half...

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...there himself and take a pocketful of jewels and go along and
be satisfied? No, sir,...

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...his own natural smartness. We talked and talked it over
together, but couldn't make out how...

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...thick and foggy, but fiery and dreadful--like it looks through
a piece of red glass, you...

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...night and 'most a whole day, and had
got to feeling real friendly with them, and...

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...still
dawn. We didn't know the diseased, and he warn't in our set, but that
never made...

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...had twenty tons of it, and wondered what we better do
with it; it was good...

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...Tom, we can't 'ford all dem vials--a king couldn't. We better not
try to take de...

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...says:

"Mars Tom, do dey jam dat duty onto everything we can't raise in
America, en don't...

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...it there no more to remind us of what we had been and
what we had...

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...not with work but with
laughing. By and by Jim was 'most dead, too, but: it...

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...go ever so far up
a long slanting tunnel, and come to a large room in...

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...of history--Joseph and his brethren, Moses in the
bulrushers, Jacob coming down into Egypt to buy...

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...a minute or more; then I come
to, and Tom had hitched a boat-hook on to...

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...that great figger was at its noblest, a-gazing out
over the Nile Valley so still and...

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...the flag, and
pay an indemnity, too, on top of it even if they git off...

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...could think of some way to change the
subject and let him down easy, but git...

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...and Jim was silent, so he
broke off surprised, and says:

"Looky here, Huck Finn, don't you...

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...had got him. But I didn't take no
interest in the place, because there could be...

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...to it;
if you was to put it in there, people would think it was a...

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...wanted to find it himself, and nothing
else would answer. So on we went. Then at...

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...caught by the waters. We stopped, then, and had a good look at the
place, and...

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...fact, and it stumped Tom for a minute. Then he said:

"Looky here, it can be...

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...be p'ison cold, but most of the time you'll find your storm a good
deal lower....

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...you go!"

And away she DID go! Why, she seemed to whiz out of sight in...