Summer has almost arrived and the schoolchildren are restless.
Mr. Dobbins becomes even more harsh in his discipline, provoking
the boys to conspire against him. At the end of the year, the town
gathers in the schoolhouse for the “Examination,” in which students recite
speeches and poems and engage in spelling and geography competitions.
Tom struggles through “Give me liberty or give me death,” finally
succumbing to stage fright, and a series of young ladies then recites
the hilariously awful poems and essays they have written. Finally,
the schoolmaster turns to the blackboard to draw a map of the United
States for the geography class, and at that moment a blindfolded
cat is lowered from the rafters by a string. The animal claws at
the air and yanks off Mr. Dobbins’s wig, revealing a bald head that
the sign-painter’s boy gilded while Mr. Dobbins slept off a bout
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A series of witnesses testifies to Potter’s peculiar behavior, and in each case Potter’s lawyer declines to cross-examine. Finally, Potter’s lawyer calls Tom Sawyer as a witness for the defense, much to everyone’s amazement. Tom, deeply frightened, takes the witness stand and tells the court what he saw that night.
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He acted like he was invulnerable most of the time, but he wasn’t. Harry understood that, but didn’t try to mollycoddle him. He let Tom have his own space when he needed it, or remained there quietly supportive as a reminder that he wasn’t alone, that someone would always be there for him. He’d never learnt how to express negative emotions in a way that wasn’t destructive, but Harry never held it against him – they had had the same upbringing, after all. (AU - Harry grows up with Tom in the orphanage)
Editor's comment:The near-mythic 'Tom Potter' is a kind of contemporary Paul Bunyan, the larger-than-life protagonist of Frost's tall tales. Talking about poems that you succumb to, rather than 'commence to read' – Gill Andrews's entire pamphlet has this compulsive quality. I was convinced by her 'Variations on works by Pablo Picasso', too; not such an easy thing to pull off. So many poems inspired by visual art end up blurry facsimiles of the originals. Not so with Iain Crichton Smith and not so with Gill Andrews.