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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 9 Summary

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Chapter 9 Summary

Sid falls asleep as soon as night prayers are said but Tom lies in the darkness listening to every little sound. Tom thinks that it surely must be dawn and the clock strikes only ten and he dozes past eleven until being awakened by the crash of a bottle against the side of the woodshed. Tom crawls out the window, along the roof and jumps down to find Huck and a dead cat.

It takes the boys only a half hour to reach the cemetery up on the hill. It is an old one with sunken in places and tombstones that can no longer be read. The wind moans through the trees and it is surely spirits of the dead according to Tom. The boys wait without speaking until they hear a noise that freezes them to the ground. The two boys knew for sure that it...

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