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This actually takes place in chapter 17. The villagers begin to gather for the funeral at the sound of the church bell. Aunt Polly, Mary, Sid, and the Harper family are dressed in black and sorrowfully sit at the front of the church. People praise the boys and the clergyman, “drew such pictures of the graces, the winning ways, and the rare promise." The minister commented on their "sweet, generous natures."Just as the funeral ends, the church door creaks open, unnoticed. Standing in the door are Tom, Huck, and Joe who had been hiding in the unused gallery listening to their own funeral sermon! Everyone celebrates the "restored" boys.