Tom talks about the "dream" he had, which he recalled for aunt Polly. She doesn't know that Tom was really outside the house listening in on the conversation. Tom recalls the entire situation word for word and aunt Polly thinks he can see into the future. She gives Tom a big apple and sends him and Sid off to school. As they are walking Tom feels a mile high, and all of the boys are jealous although they try not to show it. Tom tries to make Becky jealous by talking with Amy Lawrence, but his plan backfires and she goes over to another boy, Alfred Temple. And Tom stares helplessly at the pair, as Amy continues to ramble on and Tom answers halfheartedly. Becky can't help but notice him, but she pretends not to have a care in the world and Tom leaves Amy angrily and goes home at noon seething at Alfred saying he would beat him senseless. When Becky leaves Alfred crying, Tom wants to get back at Tom and dumps ink all over his book.
"Books Are Uniquely Portable Magic."-Stephen King
Tom Sawyer is an action packed and exciting book by Mark Twain. Tom is a crafty and witty character, who is afraid of nothing. He can always seem to get out of trouble, no matter the circumstances. His aunt says that she will beat him, But Tom always seems to get out of it by tricking her. He skips school and when his aunt asks what he did, he has to make things up. He fights boys, one on one, and in pretend wars, where a gang of boys fights another gang. They then count up the "dead" to see who wins, and plan for the date of the next battle.
Tom's aunt gives him plenty of chores around the house, but Tom tricks his friends into doing them for him. One example of this is in chapter two, when Tom tricks his friend Ben into whitewashing the fence by saying how great and fun it is. By then Ben is so intrigued by how fun Tom makes it seem, that he gives him his apple to do Tom's chores. Once Ben is done he gets some of his friends to do it as well, telling them how wonderful it was. By the end of the day, Tom has amassed an army of treasures for the right to whitewash the fence.
Not everything goes Tom's way. For instance, when he is walking he sees a little girl, and immediately falls for her. He then proceeds to show off for her so as to gain her affection, and later that night, sits under a window to wait for her to come out. The maid dumps the chamberpot remnants on his head, and Tom goes home dejected. His mischievous acts make you want to continue to read the book.