What is Tom’s “compensation” for the “trial” of having his tooth pulled?
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Tom was compensated by the envy of his friends because of his ability to spit in a new way.
But all trials bring their compensations. As Tom wended to school after breakfast, he was the envy of every boy he met because the gap in his upper row of teeth enabled him to expectorate in a new and admirable way.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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