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What is the difference between work and play, and how is the difference shown in chapter 2 of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer?

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For Tom Sawyer, the difference between work and play is simple: play is fun, and work isn't. Tom is about as work-shy as it gets, whether it's in relation to school-work or chores around the house. After Tom gets caught playing hooky by the ever-vigilant Aunt Polly, he's assigned a punishment that will most certainly represent all work and no play: whitewashing the fence.

But Tom, being the crafty...

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