Chapters 1 and 2
* Tom gets in trouble for stealing jam, gets in a fight with a new boy, and plays hooky from school in order to swim.
* Tom is sentenced to whitewash the fence on Saturday and tricks his friends into doing the work for him.
* Tom and his best friend, Joe Harper, play war where they are rival generals.
* Tom sees the new girl in town and falls for her, completely forgetting his old love, Amy Lawrence.
* Tom gets punished for a crime his half-brother, Sid, commits and spends time sulking.
Chapters 4 and 5
* Tom barters his ill-gotten whitewashing treasures for Sunday School tickets, which are supposed to be earned by learning Bible verses.
* Judge Thatcher is an important guest at Sunday School and father of Tom's crush, and Tom turns in his tickets for a Bible, though he doesn't even know any apostle's names.
* At church, Tom...
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