The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Chapters 19 and 20 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 19 and 20 Summary

Aunt Polly is wise to Tom's deception about the dream. Polly visits the Harper's house and Joe's mother tells her that Tom had indeed been in the house that night; he hadn't dreamed the event. Tom redeemed himself a bit when he tells Aunt Polly about the piece of bark on which he had written that the three boys weren't dead, they had just gone pirating.

Aunt Polly's happy mood put Tom in a good mood too as he headed back to school. Tom spots Becky ;she won't give him the time of day and his spirits drop again. Tom doesn't know that his ruined spelling lesson is waiting for him which will mean another dent to the day.

Mr. Dobbins, the schoolmaster, has a special book he keeps in his drawer for reading when the children are reading. When Becky returns to the classroom...

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