# AP Inter 2nd Year English Study Material Non-Detailed The Adventure of Tom Sawyer

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## AP Inter 2nd Year English Study Material Non-Detailed The Adventure of Tom Sawyer

Comprehension Passages

1.
‘What are you doing, Tom ?’ she asked. ‘Nothing.’ ‘Nothing.’ ‘Look at your hand and your
mouth. I told you not to eat the jam.’ ‘Oh ! Aunt Polly, look behind you !! The old lady looked and Tom ran away. Aunt Polly was surprised and then she laughed. ‘I never learn. Tom always plays tricks on me and I never learn. I love Tom. He’s my sister’s child – she’s dead. But it’s not easy to look after him. Tomorrow is Saturday and there’s no school. But Tom must work tomorrow. He hates work but he must do it.’

Tom lived in the small village of St. Petersburg with his Aunt Polly, his brother Sid and his sister Mary. The summer evenings were long, and in the evenings Tom liked walking around the village. One evening he saw a big boy in front of him. The boy was a stranger.

Questions:

Question 1.
‘What are you doing, Tom ?’ she asked. Whom does ‘she’ refer to?
Aunt. Polly.

Question 2.
Why was Aunt Polly surprised and laughed ?
Because she couldn’t realize that Tom tricked her by saying ‘Oh ! Aunt Polly, look behind you !’

Question 3.
State true or false.
Aunt Polly is always tricked by Tom.
True

Question 4.
How are Tom and Aunt Polly related ?
Tom is Aunt Polly’s sister’s son.

Question 5.
How many family members does Tom have ? Who are they?
Four including himself. Aunt Polly, Sid and Mary.

II.

‘I’m going swimming but you can’t come with me. You’re working,’ said Ben. ‘Do you call this work ?’ asked Tom. ‘Of course it’s work. You’re painting a fence,’ said Ben. May be it’s work but may be it isn’t. I like it !’ said Tom, ‘I can swim everyday, but I can’t paint a fence everyday.’

Ben watched Tom. He painted slowly and carefully. He often stopped to and moved back from the fence. He looked at his work and smiled. Ben was suddenly interested in the fence and said, ‘Let me paint a little, Tom.’ Tom thought for a moment. ‘I’m sorry, Ben. Aunt Polly wants me to do it because I’m very good at painting. My brother Sid wanted to do it, but he’s not good at painting.’ ‘Oh please, Tom ! Please can I paint ? I’m good at painting too. Here, you can have some of my apple.’ ‘No, Ben I can’t’ – ‘Then take all of my apple !

Questions :

Question 1.
What is the work Tom was doing?
Painting the fence.

Question 2.
Was Tom really enjoying his work ?
No.

Question 3.
Who was suddenly interested in painting the fence ?
Ben

Question 4.
What did Ben offer Tom to give him a chance to paint the fence ?
An apple.

Question 5.
What do you think of Tom from the above incident ?
a. Tom is hard working.
b. Tom is plain natured.
c. Tom is cunning.
Tom is cunning.

III.

The next day was Sunday. Tom wore clean Sunday clothes – he hated them ! Tom, Sid and Mary always went to Sunday school on Sunday morning. But Tom was not a good student and never listened to the teacher.

After Sunday school Tom and his family went to the church. This Sunday he had a big black beetle in his pocket. When the Reverend started speaking, Tom took the black beetle out of his pocket. He put it on the floor. There was a little dog in the church. It saw the beetle and wanted to play with it. Suddenly the beetle bit the dog’s nose. The little dog barked and everyone looked at it. It jumped and ran after the black beetle. It ran all about the church barking and making a lot of noise.

The people in the church laughed silently. Their faces were red. The Reverend continued talking but no one listened to him.

Questions :

Question 1.
Where did Tom and his family go after Sunday school ?
To church.

Question 2.
What did Tom have in his pocket ?
Black beetle.

Question 3.
Why did Tom bring the black beetle to church?
Because he felt bored in the church.

Question 4.
Why was the little dog barking ?
Because the bettle bit it.

Question 5.
Why were the people’s faces red ?
Because they laughed silently.”

IV.

‘Really ?’ asked Tom. ‘Well, old Mrs. Hopkins told me. She’s a witch and she knows about these things,’ said Huck.

‘Can I come with you ?’ asked Tom. ‘Of course ! Or are you afraid of ghosts ?’ asked Huck. ‘Afraid of ghosts! Of course not !’ said Tom. ‘Come and call me at my window at eleven o’clock tonight.’

Tom was late for school. The teacher was angry and said, ‘Thomas Sawyer ! Why are you late again ?’ Suddenly Tom saw a new girl in the classroom. She had blue eyes and long blonde hair. She was very beautiful. Tom looked at her. He was in love ! There was a free chair next to her and Tom wanted to sit there. But how ? Tom thought quickly and said, ‘I stopped to talk to Huckleberry Finn.

Questions :

Question 1.
‘Can I come with you ?’ asked Tom. Where did Tom want to go with Huck ?
To the graveyard.

Question 2.
Why was Tom late to school ?
Because he stopped to talk to Huck.

Question 3.
Write the masculine gender of the word ‘witch’.
Wizard.

Question 4.
At what time did Tom and Huck plan to go to the graveyard ?
At eleven o’clock in the night.

Question 5.
What is the word which is used to describe the colour of the girl’s hair in the passage and what does it mean? Answer:
Blonde is a pale yellowish or golden brown colour.

V.

‘Ghosts !’ said Huck, ‘I can see ghosts ! They’re coming over here. I’m really scared !’ ‘Can ghosts see us ?’ asked Tom. ‘Ghosts can see everything,’ answered Huck, ‘Oh, why did I . come here ?’ Don’t be afraid. We must be very quiet,’ said Tom.

The three ghosts moved quietly in the graveyard. They came close to Tom and Huck. ‘Tom,’ whispered Huck. They are not ghosts. They’re humans. One of them is Muff Potter.’ ‘You’re right. And there’s Injun Joe and Dr. Robinson. But why are they here ?’ said Tom. They’re grave robbers. They want to rob a grave. The doctor wants a dead body,’ said Huck. ‘But why ?’ asked Tom. ‘He cuts bodies and studies them. My father told me about
Dr. Robinson,’ said Huck.

Questions :

Question 1.
State true or false…
Tom and Huck are not afraid of ghosts.
False.

Question 2.
Who are the three ghosts they saw ? Name them.
Dr. Robinson, Injun Joe, and Muff Potter.

Question 3.
What does Dr. Robinson do with the dead bodies ?
He cuts bodies and studies them.

Question 4.
Who told Huck about Dr. Robinson ?
Huck’s father.

Question 5.
Pick the word the passage which means ‘to speak in a quiet voice, especially without vibration of the vocal cords’. Answer:
Whisper.

VI.

First he robbed the dead doctor. Then he put the bloody knife into Muffs right hand. A. few minutes passed and Muff moved a little and opened his eyes. He pushed the doctor’s body away. He looked at the knife in his hand. What – what happened, Joe ?’ he asked slowly. Injun Joe said, ‘Something very bad, Muff. Why did you kill him ?’ ‘I didn’t kill him ! said Muff. He was very confused, ‘I drank too much whisky last night. I don’t remember anything ! Tell me, Joe. What happened ?’ You fought with the doctor. He hit you on the head and you fell to the ground. Then you got up, took your knife and killed him,’ said Injun Joe. ‘I don’t understand, Joe. I never fought with a knife. I didn’t want to kill Dr. Robinson. He was young and he had a future. Oh, this is terrible ! It was the whisky,’ cried Muff, ‘Joe, don’t tell anyone, please.

‘I won’t tell anyone, Muff. But now you must leave this graveyard quickly. Go!’ said Injun Joe.

Questions :

Question 1.
Who killed the doctor ?
Injun Joe.

Question 2.
Who robbed the dead doctor ?
Injun Joe.

Question 3.
Do you think Muff regretted killing the doctor ? Support your answer with a sentence or two from the passage.
Yes. Because he said, “He was a young man and he had a future. Oh ! This is terrible.

Question 4.
Did Injun Joe keep up his promise he gave to Muff.
No.

Question 5.
Why did Muff believe that he killed the doctor though he remembers that he did not fight with a knife ?
Because he drank whisky.

VII.

Jackson’s Island was a small Island in the Mississippi river. It was about three miles south of St. Petersburg. No one lived on the Island. ‘Huckleberry Finn can come with us too,’ said Tom, ‘Remember Joe, don’t tell your mother, father or anyone about our adventure. Go home and and bring some food. We’ll meet here at midnight. ‘Tom and Joe were excited. At midnight the three boys met on the river.

Tom brought meat to eat. Joe brought some bread and Huck brought a frying pan. They found a small raft and they went down the river to Jackson’s Island. When they arrived on the Island they made a fire and cooked some meat.

“This is fun !’ said Joe. We’re free and we can do everything we want !’ said Tom. ‘What do pirates do ?’ asked Huck. “They go on ships and take money. Then they go to an Island and hide it in a safe place,’ said Tom. The three boys were happy and slept under the stars.

Questions :

Question 1.
Where is Jackson’s Island ?
It is in the Mississippi river, about three miles south of St. Petersburg.

Question 2.
Who went to Jackson’s Island ?
Tom, Huck and Joe Harper.

Question 3.
Why did they go to Jackson’s Island ?
As an adventure / to be and do everything they want.

Question 4.
What do the pirates do ?
Pirates attack and rob ships at sea.

Question 5.
Raft is a ____.
a. a thick rope
b. a small round shaped boat.
c. a flat structure of wood used to a boat.
c. a flat structure of wood used as a boat.

VIII.

Well, there will be funeral for us on Sunday at the church,’ said Tom. Huck and Joe looked at him with big eyes. ‘And now I have a great idea. Listen-Tom told Huck and Joe his great idea. They liked it and laughed.

Sunday was the day of the funeral. There were no happy faces in St. Petersburg. Everyone in the village was in the small church. Aunt Polly, Sid, Mary and Joe Harper’s family were all dressed in black. The Reverend said many kind words about the three boys. The boy’s families cried and cried. Becky Thatcher cried. Everyone cried a lot.

There was great silence for a moment. Then Aunt Polly, Mary and Joe’s mother ran to the boys. They kissed Tom and Joe. Aunt Polly cried and then laughed. Poor Huck did not known what to do. No one kissed him. He stared moving away but Tom stopped him.

Aunt Polly, it’s not right. Someone must be happy to see Huck,’ said Tom, ‘Oh, you’re
right, Tom !’ cried Aunt Polly and she kissed Huck. Questions :

Question 1.
Whose funeral is being conducted on Sunday ?
Tom, Huck and Joe’s.

Question 2.
Why were Aunt Polly, Sid, Mary and Joe Harper’s family dressed in black ?
Because they were attending funeral.

Question 3.
What was Tom’s plan?
Tom’s plan was to surprise everyone by being present at their funeral.

Question 4.
Why did everyone in St. Petersburg cry in the church ?
Because they thought that Tom, Huck and Joe had died.

Question 5.
Why did no one kiss Huck when he returned ?

IX.

They went to the small jail and they saw Muff. He was happy to see them. No one remembers old Muff any more. But you’re my friends and you remember me. Thank you, boys!’ said Muff smiling. Now Tom felt terrible. He was worried about the trial. He could not sleep at night. Everyone in the village went to Muff Potter’s trial. Muff looked old, tired and unhappy. Injun Joe was at the trial too. During the trial there were many questions and answers. All the answers were against old Muff. Then the lawyer said, ‘Call Thomas Sawyer!’ Everyone was surprised and looked at Tom.

Questions :

Question 1.
Who went to see Muff in the jail ?
Tom and Huck.

Question 2.
Why was Muff in the jail ?
Muff was in jail on the accusation that he killed Dr. Robinson.

Question 3.
All the answers were against old Muff. That means …
a. Muff is cornered as a criminal.
b. Muff is innocent.
c. Muff really planned the crime.
a. Muff is cornered as criminal.
b. To enquire about the deatht of doctor:

Question 4.
Was Muff happy to see Tom and Huck.
Yes.

Question 5.
Why did the lawyer call Tom ?
Because Tom knows the truth.

X.

When the boys heard his voice they were terrified, “That’s Injun Joe !’ whispered Huck. The boys’ faces became white. What are we going to do with the –$in silver coins ? That was a very good robbery !’ said the small, dirty man. Let’s take about –$ with us now and hide the bag here. We can come back to get it soon,’ said Injun Joe. The small, dirty man moved a big stone in the fireplace and pulled out a bag. He took some money from the bag. Injun Joe started digging near the fireplace with his knife. Tom and Huck watched with excitement. There was a real treasure downstairs ! Six hundred dollars was a wonderful treasure for two young boys ! Suddenly Injun Joe stopped digging. ‘There’s something here ! I think it’s a box,’ he said. He found an old box and opened it.

Questions :

Question 1.
The boy’s faces became white.
a. They covered their faces with white powder.
b. They were afraid.
c. They were curious.
They were afraid.

Question 2.
Why did Injun Joe start digging near the fireplace ?
To hide their bag of silver coins.

Question 3.
Why were Tom and Huck excited though they were afraid of Injun Joe ?
There was real treasure.

Question 4.
What did Injun Joe find while he was digging ?
A box.

Question 5.
Write the noun form of the verb ‘terrified’.
Terror.

XI.

In the evening the other children returned to the boat. They laughed and talked, they were very tired. They did not see that Tom and Becky were not there. The boat took them back to St. Petersburg.

Huck saw the boat but he did not know about the picnic. The mothers of St. Petersburg did not like him. They never invited him to birthday picnics. But tonight Huck was not interested in the birthday picnics. He was interested in Injun Joe’s treasure. He hide behind a tree and watched an old house. ‘Injun Joe’s in that house,’ he thought, ‘I’ll stay here. and wait. When he comes out I’ll follow him and I’ll find the treasure.’ It was late and very dark. Soon two men came out. It was Injun Joes and his friend. Huck followed them quietly. ‘They’re going to Widow Dougals’s House,’ thought Huck, ‘But why ?’ Suddenly the two men stopped. Injun Joe said, ‘Many years ago Widow Dougals’s husband was very cruel to me. Now I want to hurt the widow. I want to cut her face, her nose and her ears.
And you must help me.

Questions :

Question 1.
Why were Tom and Becky not with the other children ?
Because they were lost in the cave.

Question 2.
Why did Huck not know about the picnic ?
Because on one invited him for birthday picnics.

Question 3.
What was Huck interested in that night ?
That night Huck was interested in Injun Joe’s treasure.

Question 4.
Why were the two men going to Widow Dougal’s house ?
To hurt the widow.

Question 5.
State true or false.
Huck was waiting for Injun Joe behind the tree because he knew that Injun was going to hurt Widow Dougals. Answers :
False.

XII.

Mr. Welsh, help, help ! Mr. Welsh opened the door. ‘Mr. Welsh, please help ine! Two men want to kill Widow Dougals !’. Mr. Welsh and his sons took their rifles. They ran to the widow’s house. Suddenly there was a loud shot. Injun Joe and his friend escaped, and the widow was not hurt.

The next morning Huck returned to see Mr. Welsh. ‘You’re a courageous boy, Huck,’ said Mr. Welsh, ‘You saved the widow’s life. The two men escaped but we’ll find them. Sit down and have breakfast with us !’ Huck was happy because he saved the widow’s life. And now he had new friends, Mr. Welsh and his family. That morning all people of St. Petersburg knew that Tom and Becky were lost in Mc.Dougal’s Cave and they were worried.

Questions :

Question 1.
Why is Huck asking for Mr. Welsh’s help?
Because he knew that two men wanted to kill Widow Douglas.

Question 2.
Did Mr. Welsh catch Injun Joe and his friend ? What happened to them ?
No. They both escaped.

Question 3.
What are the two reasons for which Huck was happy ?
a. He saved the widow’s life.
b. He had new friends, Mr. Welsh and his family.

Question 4.
Why were the people of St. Petersburg worried ?
a. because the Widow was attacked.
b. because they knew Injun Joe was involved in the attack.
c. because they came to know that Tom and Becky were lost.
c. Because they came to know that Tom and Becky were lost.

Question 5.
Write the noun form of ‘courageous’?
Courage.

XIII.

Tom and Becky were happy but very tired and hungry. Becky stayed in bed for many days because she was weak. Tom stayed in bed for a few days too. Sometime after the adventure in the cave, Tom went to visit Becky. Mr. Thatcher asked Tom, ‘Do you want to go to the cave again ?’ ‘Oh, I’m not afraid of the cave,’ said Tom. Well, nobody is going to the cave again. There are big doors infront of the entrance now. And I have the keys,’ said Mr. Thatcher. ‘What !’ ‘Tom’s face became white. ‘Is something wrong, Tom ?’ asked Mr. Thatcher. ‘Injun Joe is in the cave !’ cried Tom. Many men from St. Petersburg went to the cave and opened the big doors. They found Injun Joe on the ground. He was dead.

Questions :

Question 1.
Why were Tom and Becky in bed for a few days ?
Because they were lost in the cave and did not have proper food, water and rest there.

Question 2.
State true or false.
Tom doesn’t want to go to the cave anymore.
False.

Question 3.
What did Mr. Thatcher say with Tom about the cave ?
Mr. Thatcher said that nobody is going to the cave again. Big doors are arranged at the entrance of the cave which are locked/Nobody is going to the cave again. There are big doors infront of the entrance. And the keys are with Mr. Thatcher.

Question 4.
Why did Tom’s face turn white when he heard that the cave is closed ?
Because he knew that Injun Joe was in the cave which is closed now.

Question 5.
What happened to Injun Joe in the cave ?
He was dead in the cave.

XIV.

They took a small boat and went down the Mississippi River to McDougal’s Cave. ‘Look, Huck, here’s the other entrance,’ said Tom. ‘It’s very small,’ said Huck. Tom and Huck went into the cave. They were careful and used the long string to help them. Tom suddenly stopped and said, ‘I saw Injun Joe here.’ His ghost is probably here too,’ said Huck, ‘Let’s go now !’ ‘His ghost isn’t here. It’s probably at the other entrance.’ Well, alright. But let’s hurry,’ said Huck. Tom looked around slowly and then cried. ‘Look here’s the cross ! There was a black cross on the wall of the cave. You’re right ! It’s the cross ! said Huck. Let’s big under the cross.’ They dug and dug. Finally they found a small room. There was a small bed, some old candles and a few bottles. And there was the treasure box ! They opened it and saw the gold and silver coins. ‘We’re rich Tom, we’re rich !’ cried Huck, ‘This is wonderful !’ ‘I always knew it !’ said Tom, ‘Now let’s take out treasure and leave.’ They followed the long string and were soon out of the cave.

Questions :

Question 1.
Why did Tom and Huck returrn to the cave after such a bitter experience ?
To find out and take Injun Joe’s treasure.

Question 2.
State true or false.
Tom and Huck believe in ghosts.
True.

Question 3.
What did Tom and Huck use to help them in the cave ?
The long string.

Question 4.
Where did they find the treasure box?
Near a black cross, in a small room.

Question 5.
Where did they take the treasure box to ?
To Aunt Polly’s house

Answer the following in 10 – 15 lines each :

Question 1.
Write a character sketch of Tom Sawyer.
Tom Sawyer was the young hero in the novel “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” written by Mark Twaim, an American writer. Tom was a boy of a tender age. He was a misfit in the school. His behaviour with Becky Thatcher is interesting because he had a liking for her. He expressed it boldy. He was equally like by the girl. Tom had another friend, Huckleberry Finn, who was emtidy, and spent his time fishing and swimming. Tom liked this boy because he wanted to have adventures in life.

Tom went to the graveyard one day along with Huck, to see the ghosts. It was a mysterious experience for him. The three men who came there to rob a dead body quarrelled among themselves. One of them, a doctor was killed by Injun Joe. Tom was frightened to watch Injun killing the doctor. Tom had a liking to wander and his stay at Jackson’s island, was wonderful.

The parents arranged a funeral, thinking that Tom and Huck were dead, which indeed created a humorous occasion for Tom’s jolly mind. Tom’s presence at the church created a hilarious situation. Tom’s determination to save Muff Potter and his brave witness at the court, adds to his virtuous behaviour. His relationship with Becky Thatcher was very much appreciative.

Tom wanted to save Widow Bougals. His determination to punish Injun Joe and his pursuasion in the search of the treasure in the cave, were note worthy. Tom got the treasure and changed Huck, the dirty, lazy and unworthy boy to a neat and tidy boy. Thus Tom was typical of the days of Mark Twainer in America.

Question 2.
What is the part played by Injun Joe in the life of Tom Sawyer ?
Mark Twain carved interesting characters in the novel “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”. The main character is Tom Sawyer but there are other important characters, fulfilling the background to make, Tom an impressive one. One such character is Injun Joe, the individual with villainy.

Injun Joe was seen by Tom and Huck at the burial ground. He was one among the three who came to steal a dead body. As there was a tussle among themselves Injun did not hesitate to kill the doctor. He made Muff the other person of the three believe that he had killed the doctor, in his drunken stage. This behaviour of Injun was a frightening experience to Tom.

In addition to this at the court also Injun escaped through the window, when Tom gave his witness against him. Tom’s impression still strengthened. He wanted to punish the villain some how or the other. Injun was after the hunt of the treasure for which he entered the cave. The judge closed the door. So he could not come out and died of hunger. Now Tom had great satisfaction because the world could get rid of a dangerous man.

Tom sawyer was of a tender age. His character could become complete with the activities and their effect upon it.

Question 3.
Describe in detail the major incidents in which Tom and Huck were involved.
Mark Twain wrote the novel “The adventures of Tom Sawyer” depicting the conditions of young boys, in America, in his time. Tom Sawyer and Huckelberry Finn are the two important characters in the story.

Tom was under the care of Aunt polly and Huckleberry Finn was an out cast whose father was an aweful drunkar Finn was accustomed to while away time. He did not think of his dirty dress or dirty habits in general. But Tom liked him. He admired him because he seemed to be adventurous. The two boys turn out important events in the story.

In the beginning Tom wanted to see the ghosts at the burial ground. Both of them went there and found the doctor killed by Injun Joe. It was a gruve some event and they did not forget it for a long time. They left their places and wanted to become pirates. When they left the houses, people thought that they were dead and arranged the funeral. Both of them enjoyed the occasion well. Tom and Huck followed Injun and watched his activities. Thus Huck helped Tom in this search.

For the treasure available at the dilapidated house, both went and tried. Huck traced the spot and Tom traced Injun. He found injun to have been dead in the cave. The position of Huck was changed. He became a neat and tidy. person. He became someone in the society. All this happened because of Tom’s effort only. Huck was adopted by Widow Dougals because of Tom only. Thus the important events happened by the effort of both of these boys.

Question 4.
What are the turning points in the story ? Discuss the main events in the plot.
Mark Twain, wrote the novel “The adventures of Tom Sawyer”. The story of Tom Sawyer is narrated by the writer, with interesting turning points at different places. The story moves round the tender boy Tom Sawyer. He was being brought up by Aunt Polly. At the school, there was an interesting episode. He got punishment but he drew a beautiful picture. He showed love towards Becky, a girl in the class. There is a turning point at the graveyard. The murder of the doctor, by Injun Joe, created frustration in the minds of Tom and Huck. It continued throughout the story until the person died in the cave.

There is an important point, when they attended the funeral function. It adds to the humour of the novel. Muff Potter was jailed but Tom gave witness before the judge and he was set free. Becky’s parents arranged a picnic. Tom and Becky were caught in the cave but were saved. The judge arranged an iron door. This door became the cause for the death of the villain Injun Joe at the end. Huck was adopted by Widow Dougals. He became a person with culture.

Afterwards Tom wanted to form a pirate gang and Huck would become the bold pirate. Thus, there are some turning points which make the story interesting.

Question 5.
Give a character analysis of Huckleberry Finn.
Huckleberry Finn is an important character along with Tom Sawyer. Though Tom happens to be the prominent and dynamic character, its role become complete with the help of this character.

Huck was an outcast, without a house to live in. He had his father but he was a drunkard without paying any interest at the life of Huck. Huck became a friend to Tom because he seemed to be adventurous. Huck could attract Tom with his strange descriptions and oaths. When Tom wanted to go to as a pirate, Huck accompanied him. When they attended the funeral mourning of themselves, Huck’s behaviour was acceptable to Tom.

When there was the search for the hidden treasure, Huck helped Tom. Huck was daring enough to pursue things lonely. Huck knew the plan of Injun and his companion, to kill Widow Dougals. He did not hesitate to interfere in the matter. Moreover he took the help of Mr. Welsh. Thus his role becomes important at the right time. Huck is untidy in the beginning but became civilised in course of time. He could not enter into anybody’s house in the beginning, but became an important figure, when he saved the life of Widow Dougals. The character of Huck supplements the character of Tom. The novelist showed his skill in carving the characters, in the novel, “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”.

Question 6.
Write at least five lines about the following characters.
a) Aunt Polly
b) Muff Potter
c) Becky Thatcher.
a) Aunt Polly: Aunt polly was the care taker of Tom Sawyer. As his mother died, she was carefully looking to the needs of Tom. When she was misguided by Tom, she showed anger but blended with motherly affection. She wanted the boy to be in a discplined way. When we look to her character, She was kind hearted, cool and considerate. She was loved by Tom and was deceived at times showing some love towards her. When she saw the boy Tom and his friend Huck at the mourning cermony she was astonished. She was filled with happiness. She show ther love and affection to both of them. On the whole, the character should have been given based on the life of Twain’s another.

b) Muff Potter: One of the small characters is Muff Potter. He was the father of Huckleberry Finn. He was an aweful drunkard. He could not provide a place of residence for his son. Muff Potter thought that. Injun Joe was his friend. He did not know that he was cheated by him. When the people believed that he was a murderer, his position still degraded. Muff Potter was saved from the plight, when Tom gave his witness in the court. He was kind hearted and was not harmful. But the circumstances drove him into troubles.

c) Becky Thatcher : Becky is an interesting character in the novel. Though she was the beautiful girl at the school along with Tom, she was taken as the heroine. She was at a tenderage and her pretty face was attracted by Tom. The writer did not want to make Tom a hero having maturity. Becky’s love towards Tom was a puppy love. We find her to be sacrificing her life also showing her bravery. Becky was a splendid girl, exhibiting virtues suitable for a tender and pretty girl.

### The Adventure of Tom Sawyer Summary in English

Mark Twain, a great writer of America, wrote the novel “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”. He was a novelist with great knowledge in English language. Tom Sawyer was a young by living at St. Petersburg, Missouri. ‘Huckleberry Finn’, was a friend of Tom. Both have different ways of living but they became friends.

One day they planned to go to the burial ground at night. There, the two boys experienced a new thing. Injun Joe, Muff Potter and Dr Robinson were seen there. They came to rob a deadbody but there was a quarrel among themselves. Injun Joe killed the doctor taking the knife of Muff Potter. Joe concocted a story and made Potter believe that he himself killed the doctor in his drunken state. Tom and Huck were afraid of Injun Joe and afterwards they went to Jackson’s island. They wanted to pretend as pirates.

There, the parents of these two were arranging the mourning ceremony, thinking that they were dead. Tom wanted to create fun at the procession. When they appeared in the church every one was happy. It was a joyful situation. Muff Potter was convicted and was in the Jail. Tom had pity towards innocent Muff. As he gave the witness about what had happened at the graveyard, Injun Joe fled away through the window of the courtroom. Muff was released.

Tom and Huck were in search of the treasure. They found Injun and his friends, engaged in the same deed. They overheard the plan of Injun. He wanted to kill Widow Dougals. He went into the cave. A big iron door was arranged by the judge. Tom informed the others that Injun Joe was in the cave, to steal the treasure. Later they found that Injun was lying dead as he had no food there. Huck was adopted by Widow Dougals. He learnt the new way of living clean and tidy. Tom and Huck got the treasure.

### The Adventure of Tom Sawyer Summary in Telugu

అమెరికాకు సంబంధించిన గొప్ప రచయితమయైన ‘మార్క్ ట్వెయిన్ ‘ “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” అనే ఈ నవలను వ్రాశారు. ఆయన ఇంగ్లీషు భాషలో ఎంతో గొప్ప జ్ఞానము కలవాడు. ముస్సోరిలోని సెయింట్ పీటర్స్ బెర్గ్ కు సంబంధించినవాడు “టామ్ సాయర్”. ‘హకిల్ బెర్రీ ఫిన్’ అనే వాడు అతని స్నేహితుడు. వారికి వేర్వేరు జీవిత విధానా లున్నాయి. కానీ వారు స్నేహితులయ్యారు.

ఒకరోజు వారు రాత్రియందు సమాధుల స్థలమునకు వెళ్లాలనుకొన్నారు. అక్కడ ఆ ఇద్దరు బాలురు ఒక క్రొత్త విషయం చూశారు. ఇజున్ జో, మఫ్టర్, డాక్టరు రాబిన్సన్ అక్కడ కనిపించారు. వారు ఒక శవము కొరకు వచ్చారు. వారి మధ్య ఒక వివాదము వచ్చింది. మఫ్టర్ యొక్క కత్తి తీసికొని, ఇజున్ జో అనేవాడు డాక్టరును చంపేశాడు. జో ఒక కథ అల్లి, మత్తులోనున్నప్పుడు Muff, డాక్టరు డాక్టరు చంపివేసినట్లుగా నమ్మబలికాడు. టామ్, హ లకు ఇజున్ జో అంటే భయము కలిగింది. తరువాత వారు జాక్సన్ దీవికి వెళ్లారు. వారు సముద్ర దొంగల వలె నటించాలి అనుకొన్నారు.

అక్కడ వీరి పెద్దలు, వీరు చనిపోయి వుంటారని, వారి మరణ బాధను జరుపుకొంటువుండిరి. ఆ స్థలంలో కొంత వినోదం కలిగించాలని అనుకొన్నాడు టామ్. వారు చర్చిలో కనబడినప్పుడు ప్రతివారు సంతోషించారు. అది ఎంతో . సంతోషకర సమయము. మఫ్ పోటరు జైలులో వున్నాడు. అమాయకుడైన మఫ్ పట్ల సానుభూతి కలిగింది. ఆ సమాధి స్థలంలో జరిగిన విషయాన్ని టామ్ సాక్ష్యంగా చెబుతుండగా, ఇజున్ జో కిటికీలో నుండి దూకి పారిపోయాడు. మన్ను వదిలి పెట్టారు.

టామ్ హక్, ఆ సంపద కొరకు వెదుకుచున్నారు. ఇజున్, అతని స్నేహితుడు ఇరువురూ ఇదే పనిలోనున్నట్లు వారు గమనించారు. ఇజున్ యొక్క పన్నాగం విన్నాడు. అతడు విడో డగ్లసును చంపాలనుకొంటున్నాడు. అతడు ఆ గుహలోనికి వెళ్లాడు. జడ్జిగారు ఒక ఇనుప ద్వారము పెట్టించారు. ఇజున్ జో ఆ గుహలో వున్నాడని టామ్ మిగతా వారికి చెప్పాడు. అతడు ఆ విధిని తస్కరించాలి. తరువాత వారు చూస్తే ఇజున్ అనేవాడు లోపల చచ్చిపడియున్నాడని గమనించారు.