The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Chapter 6

in chapter 6, why does tom tell the schoolmaster the truth about his tardiness?


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Knowing that his punishment for tardiness will be to sit on the girls' section of the schoolhouse, Tom explains his lateness by saying he stopped to talk with Huckleberry Finn, for the only vacant girls seat was next to the blonde, pig-tailed girl that Tom has fallen in love with: Becky Thatcher.