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Tom Sawyer Abroad and Tom Sawyer Detective
Tom Sawyer Abroad and Tom Sawyer Detective Author:Mark Twain, Samuel Langhorne Clemens The two Tom-Huck sequels, _Tom Sawyer Abroad_ and _Tom Sawyer Detective_, are livelier works than some critics would have us believe. Huck Finn is the narrator in both, and at times the narration has the colloquial vigor and dramatic quality of the earlier masterpiece. In the first of these works, Tom and Huck take a journey in a balloon. Their ... more »destination is England but after a hilarious nightmare ride they land in Africa, instead.
In the second work, Tom and Huck return to the Arkansas village. The crime which engages the attention of the amateur sleuths involves both murder and theft, and Tom's uncle himself confesses to the capital crime. The ending has a dramatic twist. In the final courtroom drama, Tom, by his use of psychology and careful observation, proves himself to be a true detective. Twain claimed that his tale was based on a criminal trial in Sweden, including the public confession of the accused man. His assurance is interesting because the story itself is complicated and unusual.« less