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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapters 4 and 5 Summary

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Chapters 4 and 5 Summary

Sunday morning arrives with the usual routine of breakfast and Aunt Polly's family worship. Sid has memorized his bible verses already but Tom is struggling with his. Tom's cousin, Mary, is helping him and promises to give him the reward of a Barlow knife for his efforts. The next hateful task of the morning is Tom's bath. After a couple of attempts, Tom passes Mary's inspection, dresses, and the family heads off to church.

When the family arrives, Tom begins to barter licorice and marbles for Sunday School tickets. The tickets are supposed to be earned for learning Bible verses and when a certain amount is saved up the tickets can be exchanged for a new Bible. Mary has earned two Bibles this way and it took her two years to accomplish this feat.

The class settles down as Mr. Walters, the superintendent, begins the...

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