Viewing All Flashcards for Tom Sawyer Chapters 20-28
At school, Mr. Dobbins (the teacher) whips Tom for spilling ink on a spelling book. Then, Tom suffers another whipping for saying he ripped Mr. Dobbins's anatomy book, even though Becky had actually done it.
At the end of the school year, the boys take revenge upon Mr. Dobbins for his harsh discipline. During their exam, a cat pulls off Mr. Dobbins's wig, revealing his bald head which the painter's son had painted gold (while Mr. Dobbins slept off a drinking session).
At the beginning of the summer, Tom joins the Cadets of the Temperance because he wants to wear one of their fancy uniforms. He has to stop smoking and cursing, which is hard for him to do.
During Muff Potter's trial, Tom tells the court what he witnessed that night. After revealing that Injun Joe stabbed the doctor, Injun Joe jumps out of his seat and escapes through a window.
In the daytime, Tom is known as a local hero in his town. However, during the nighttime, Tom is afraid that Injun Joe is going to come back and try to murder him.
Tom and Huck decide to hunt for buried treasure. They go digging around a dead-limbed tree and in a few places around town, and then agree to try the haunted house the next day.
Injun Joe and a Spaniard also visit the haunted house, where they bury stolen money, and use Tom and Huck's tools to dig up a box of gold coins. As they head upstairs to see who may be there, the steps collapse, so they take the box to another hiding spot that they refer to as Number Two.
Tom and Huck agree that "Number Two" is a room in one of the town's two taverns. They learn that Room #2 in the second tavern is always locked. They decide to find the keys and plan to follow Injun Joe, if he appears, in case they're mistaken about the room.
Tom enters the room and finds Joe asleep on the floor surrounded by whiskey bottles because the tavern secretly serves whiskey. The boys decide that Huck will watch the room, and if Injun Joe leaves, Huck will get Tom, who will sneak in and take the treasure.