After the trial Tom was recognized as a hero by all. Later Tom wanted to have an adventure with his friends, but he couldn't find them, and he went to Huck. They decided to go and look for a treasure in an abandoned house where the Indian Joe was with another man with whom he had stolen 650 dollars at times. When they were about to save the money, they found a box full of gold coins.
In this chapter it is Becky's birthday and she invited all her friends including Tom to go to McDougal's cave. But they got lost. They fell asleep, and when they woke up they heard something and thought they were looking for them.
Do not Cry!
Injun Joe wants revenge on Widow Douglas, and Huck finds out and goes looking for help. When they were on their way to help the widow, the thugs had already escaped.