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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapters 23 and 24 Summary

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Chapters 23 and 24 Summary

Finally the monotony breaks. The murder trial of Muff Potter is set to begin. Huck and Tom confide that neither one has spoken of what they witnessed that night. The boys continue to bring treats to Muff at the jail and the prisoner is grateful, as the rest of the town has abandoned him.

Tom arrives at the courthouse on the day the trial is set to begin. The prosecution calls many witnesses whose testimonies seem to point to Muff's guilt. However, Muff's own attorney never questions any of these witnesses. Finally, the prosecution rests and Muff's attorney calls Tom Sawyer to the stand. The courtroom is abuzz with this unexpected twist. Muff's attorney asks questions about the night of the murder and as soon as Tom says that Injun Joe attacked the doctor, not Muff, Injun Joe springs out of a window and is...

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