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Twain doesn't tell us how the people felt about Injun Joe's death, but he does tell us that many people came to be a part of the funeral. People treated it almost as if it were a festive event. In chapter 33, Twain tells that

people flocked there in boats and wagons from the towns and from all the farms and hamlets for seven miles around; they brought their children, and all sorts of provisions, and confessed that they had had almost as satisfactory a time at the funeral as they could have had at the hanging.

Obviously, people were not sorry to see him go!

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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