The Question and Answer section for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Tom Sawyer is young protagonist of the novel. Living with his aunt St. Petersburg, Missouri, Tom has a penchant for adventure and "showing off." Tom had to paint the fence as punishment for skipping school to go swimming.
Sid is Tom's half-brother. He is younger than Tom.
Tom didn't answer because he was hiding in the jam closet eating jam.