How does Tom's behavior in church create chaos during the sermon in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer?

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Tom creates chaos by playing with a bug and a dog in church.

Tom does not like church much.  He trades for Sunday School tickets instead of memorizing verses.  In order to keep him under control, he sits on the aisle “in order that he might be as far away from the open window and the seductive outside summer scenes as possible” (Ch. 5).  This does not save him from creating a commotion.

Sitting in church trying not to be bored, Tom remembers that he has a bug in his pocket.  Tom keeps his “pinchbug” in a...

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