Twain graveyard

In the Old Graveyard


by Mark Twain from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Chapter IX passage: Mark Twain’s 1876 masterpiece "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" is the story of Tom, an orphan boy living with his aunt in Missouri in the mid-1800s. Tom is a little wild and full of mischief, but his friend Huckleberry Finn is more wild and more mischievous. In the passage, Tom and Huck sneak out late at night to go to a graveyard in order to test a cure for Huck’s warts on his hands.