The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

why do tom and huck believe that in joe isnt struck by lighting

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When Injun Joe openly lies and frames Muff Potter for the murder, both Tom and Huck half expect "God's lightening upon [Injun Joe's] head" as punishment." When they see Joe again they think that he probably sold his soul to the devil.

Injun Joe repeated his statement, just as calmly, a few minutes afterward on the inquest, under oath; and the boys, seeing that the lightnings were still withheld, were confirmed in their belief that Joe had sold himself to the devil.

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