In "Huck Finn", what does Tom chastise Huck for and what does he make Huck do to correct his mistake?Question refer to chapter 35

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Huck takes a watermelon and Tom, saying this was stealing,makes Huck pay the owners a dime. This is ironic because earlier, Huck "borrow" bedsheets from a clothesline and since this is for a prisoner (Jim), Tom has no problem with it. This shows the hypocrisy of Tom and and his romantic ideals. Tom makes " a distinction between the real world and his world of romance" but he refuses to see how impractical his ideas are for setting Jim free.

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