"Tom Sawyer"
by Mark Twain

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     But Tom was uneasy, nevertheless, and was alarmed to see Joe go sullenly on with his dressing. And then it was discomforting to see Huck eying Joe's preparations so wistfully, and keeping up such an ominous silence. Presently, without a parting word, Joe began to wade off toward the Illinois shore. Tom's heart began to sink. He glanced at Huck. Huck could not bear the look, and dropped his eyes. Then he said:

     "I want to go, too, Tom. It was getting so lonesome anyway, and now it'll be worse. Let's us go, too, Tom."

     "I won't! You can all go, if you want to. I mean to stay."


     "Tom, I better go."

     "Well, go 'long--who's hendering you."

     Huck began to pick up his scattered clothes. He said:

     "Tom, I wisht you'd come, too. Now you think it over. We'll wait for you when we get to shore."

     "Well, you'll wait a blame long time, that's all."

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