The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11 Summary

By now, the news of the murder has spread through the town and Tom joins in the procession heading to the crime scene. Huck sees Tom in the crowd and they exchange furtive glances but no one is paying any attention to the two boys. The crowd has determined that the weapon lying there is Muff Potter's knife and everyone is shocked when they see Muff come stumbling onto the scene. Muff begs Injun Joe to tell the truth but Injun Joe lies and the Huck and Tom think for sure that lightning will surely strike his head at any second! However, Injun Joe repeats his story under oath and the boys think that he must have sold his soul to the devil and vow to watch Injun Joe every chance they have to see if he cavorted with the demon.

Sid reports that Tom is talking...

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