In chapter 12 of "the Adventures of Tom Sawyer," What is Aunt Polly's favorite hobby?

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linda-allen eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I wouldn't call it a hobby, but in chapter 12, Aunt Polly becomes interested in healing. She subscribes to health journals and experiments with the cures and remedies they recommend. In this chapter, the Injun Joe incident in chapter 11 and Becky's absence from school have Tom a little depressed, and he mopes around the house. So Aunt Polly experiments on him with the remedies she's been reading about. The scene in which Tom gives his dose of Pain-killer to the cat is hilarious!

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