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What is Tom’s point of view on ignoring Ben in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer?

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Chapter 1 of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer finds the title character being punished for skipping school. He is forced to paint thirty yards of a fence. Tom would clearly rather be out on one of his Saturday adventures. When Ben Rogers comes along to tease him, Tom hatches a plan.

Tom decides to ignore Ben's taunting. He focuses intently on the task of painting the fence as if there is nothing else in the world he would rather be doing. Even when Ben gets right up next to him chewing on an apple,...

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