The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 10 Summary

The boys ran as fast as their feet would carry them back to the village. The growls from every disturbed dog seem to add wings to their feet. When the boys have a chance to stop and catch their breath, they discuss what they saw and what they should do about it. Tom and Huck figure that if the doctor dies, somebody will hang and the boys debate about who should tell who really did it. Suppose the boys tell that it had been Injun Joe and then for some reason he didn't hang. Injun Joe will kill Tom and Huck for sure.

Deciding to keep mum about the event and knowing that a mere handshake will not suffice, Tom and Huck find an old roof plank and write an oath and sign their initials in blood. Spotting a shadowy figure at the other end of the...

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