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  • Tom Sawyer is a mischievous boy who cleverly got other children in his town to whitewash for him. Whitewash- A composition of lime and water. "Tom was whitewashing with vigor, and Aunt Polly was retiring from the field with a slipper in her hand and triumph in her eye." (Page 9 paragraph 5)
  • Whitewashing
  • "White, mulatto, and negro boys and girls were always there waiting their turns, resting, trading playthings, quarreling, fighting, and skylarking." Skylarking- Playing cheerfully.
  • skylarking
  • "It lay just far enough away to seem a Delectable Land, dreamy, reposeful, and inviting." Delectable- highly pleasing or delicious.
  • Delectable
  • He took up his brush and went tranquilly to work. Tranquilly-calm, peaceful, and quiet.
  • tranquilly
  • Ben Rodgers hove in sight presently very boy, of all the boys, whose ridicule. ridicule- the subjection or something to language or behavoir
  • ridicule
  • druther- choices
  • But of course you'd druther work wouldn't you?
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