Tom is right in front of Aunt Pollyś house paintng.
Ben wants to start a talk with Tom.
Itś ironic that Tom ended up with lots of stuff at end from the boys that wanted a chance to white wash.
"He took up his brush and went tranquilly to work."
"Tom went on whitewashing—paid no attention to the steamboat. Ben stared a moment and then said: “Hi- yi ! You’re up a stump, ain’t you!”
"There was no lack of material; boys happened along every little while; they came to jeer, but remained to whitewash. By the time Ben was fagged out, Tom had traded the next chance to Billy Fisher for a kite, in good repair; and when he played out, Johnny Miller bought in for a dead rat and a string to swing it with—and so on, and so on, hour after hour. ¨