How is Tom caught in a lie? And how does Tom feel about being a not so good boy?From Chapter 1

How is Tom caught in a lie? And how does Tom feel about being a not so good boy?From Chapter 1

How is Tom caught in a lie? And how does Tom feel about being a not so good boy?From Chapter 1

How is Tom caught in a lie? And how does Tom feel about being a not so good boy?From Chapter 1

Aunt Polly catches Tom in a lie in the very first chapter of Mark Twain’s novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. It was a beautiful day outside, and Polly was curious about Tom’s activities of the day. It was right of her to do so, since Tom had played hooky from school. When she asked him if had wanted to go swimming instead of school, he answered “not very much.” She was surprised to find Tom’s shirt dry, but he suspected what she was up to, so he volunteered that some of the boys had “pumped our heads (with water).” She had even taken the time to sew his collar, knowing that Tom would have to undo it to go swimming. Tom thought he had outfoxed her: He had broken the seam of the collar to go swimming, but he had re-sewn it himself. Aunt Polly was satisfied… until brother Sid spoke up.    “Well, now, if I didn’ think you sewed his collar with white thread, but it’s black.”    “Why, I did sew it with white! Tom!”    But Tom did not wait for the rest. As he went out the door, he said:    “Siddy, I’ll lick you for that.”Tom did not want to be the “Model Boy of the village. He knew the model boy very well though–and loathed him.” He had forgotten his troubles within minutes.
How is Tom caught in a lie? And how does Tom feel about being a not so good boy?From Chapter 1
How is Tom caught in a lie? And how does Tom feel about being a not so good boy?From Chapter 1
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How is Tom caught in a lie? And how does Tom feel about being a not so good boy?From Chapter 1
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