Tom thrust the window open, cooling him with a shivering breeze; he jumped up onto the roof, his feet caressed on the cold hard thatch, as if he were a cat. At the time, Tom was sneaking out of his house, during the twilight of the night, to meet his friend Huck. As the night progresses, Tom and Huck find themselves on the outskirts of the home of the dead, a graveyard, staring at what they believe to be three devils. Huck proclaimed, with much fright, “It’s the devils sure enough. Three of ‘em! Lordy, Tom, we’re goners! Can you pray?” The “devils” eventually prove to be three drunken villagers who end up robbing a grave. As the three men began the process of turning up the soil to open the grave, they began to fight. The men eventually start to engage in a fistfight and unfortunately, one man happened to bring a knife. One stab was all it took; the young man collapsed and slowly bleed to his death.
Tom and Huck witnessed a murder, first hand. Both were horrified and very shaken by the event. Tom started to acknowledge that bad behavior leads you to know were good. The question is, will Tom be scared straight or will he dismiss what he has scene? I believe the events will change Tom for the better and I am heavily interested in how Tom will handle the event. I would love for Tom to tell his Aunt Polly because it will add a whole new dimension to the book because it will reveal how Aunt Polly acts under pressure. Will she tell someone or keep the event quite? I don’t know, but I am looking forward to diving into chapter 11.