In "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer", how did Tom get the white-washing done?  

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writergal06 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Tom convinced passing kids from the neighborhood that whitewashing the fence was the new cool passtime. He told them that he was priviledged to be able to do it, and that it was too high a responsibilty for him to trust others with. By using this very elementary form of reverse psychology, Tom is not only able to get out of painting the fence, but also makes a "profit" from it by charging to let other boys paint for a while.

ribsythedog | Student

he said it was the funnest thing ever and everyoen wanted to try it and he made them pay him to do it

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