8th Grade English
Tom Sawyer Paragraph
Tom Sawyer Chp. XVI
Everybody loves a good adventure. In The Adventures of Tom Sawyer the main character Tom has many adventures with his friends Huckleberry Finn and Joe Harper. On an island in the Mississippi river Tom and his friends pretend to be pirates. They spend several days on the island searching for treasure and adventure. Tom is rejected by his girlfriend Becky Thatcher which is what drives him to go to the island. To invites Joe to come along. Joe and Tom go and try to find Huckleberry Finn, and later go off to the island where they stay a few days. During their stay Tom, Joe, and Huck act like pirates, search for food, and pretend to sword fight with sticks. They also go swimming for fun and tell stories about pirates before they go to sleep.
“Tom recounted (and adorned) his adventures. They were a vain and boastful company of heroes when the tale was done. Then Tom hid himself away in a shady nook to sleep till noon, and the other pirates got ready to fish and explore.”
Excerpt From: Twain, Mark. “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.”