Tom Sawyer Chapter 9: The Murder

Tom Sawyer Chapter 9: The Murder

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Tom and Huck witness a murder.

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  • Exposition Tom waits for Huck's call to the graveyard to catch body snatchers.
  • Meow! MEOW!
  • Conflict Tom and Huck are trying to see the body snatchers, who are people that steal 'fresh' bodies. They end up seeing more than they wanted.
  • Three Devils, Tom!
  • Rising Action Tom and Huck hear people come to the graveyard. They assume they are devils. In reality the people are Dr. Robinson,  Muff Potter(Drunk), and Injun Joe.
  • Climax Injun Joe blames Dr. Robinson for his father being sent to jail for begging. Injun Joe knocks out Muff Potter in the fight. He then stabs and kills the Dr.
  • Let's get out of here!
  • Falling Action Tom and Huck run away after seeing the doctor gets stabbed. Injun Joe waits for Muff to wake up. While Potter is asleep, he places the bloody knife into his hands.
  • You won't tell anyone, right Joe?
  • Resolution Injun Joe waits until Potter wakes up. Potter wakes up, sees the dead doctor and the bloody knife in his hands. Potter thinks he killed the doctor and makes Injun Joe promise not to tell anyone. Injun Joe slyly promises it will be their secret. They then part ways into the dawn
  • It will be our secret.
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