Where did Aunt Polly catch Tom hiding?

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Payal Khullar | College Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

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In chapter 1 of Mark Twain’s novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, we find Aunt Polly searching for Tom restlessly in the house and in the garden. She shouts his name several times but he doesn’t reply. She believes Tom is hiding quietly somewhere in the house. So she tries to surprise him by shouting:

"Y-o-u-u Tom!"

Her scheme works as Tom gets afraid and gives a small reaction to this sudden, loud-enough voice. She immediately turns back at the place from where she hears a noise, giving Tom little chance to escape. And Voila! she catches Tom hiding in a closet, eating jam secretly. Though just next after that, however, Tom flees again.



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