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In The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,  why does Tom scream "David and Goliath"? Chapter 4

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In chapter 4 of Mark Twain's novel Tom Sawyer, Tom is getting ready for Sunday school along with his half brother, Mary and he is less than happy to be going. His main problem is that he has tried really hard to memorize verses from the Bible, which is an ongoing competition held during Sunday School. This competition consists on collecting tickets that are given to the kids who win at knowing the most Bible verses from week to week.

Tom is frustrated because, in contrast to Sid, he has a lot of trouble memorizing the verses.In typical Tom fashion, he tries to devise a way by which he can become the winner, especially since Judge Thatcher-a very important man in town- will award the child with the most tickets a luxuriously-bound, brand new Bible in front of all the other children. All this attention is too tempting for Tom.

Therefore, Tom tricks some of the...

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