1 He had a citified air about him that ate into Tom's vitals.
2 So she kept silence, and went about her affairs with a troubled heart.
3 He took a good scolding about clodding Sid, and did not seem to mind it in the least.
4 That was agreeable, so they chewed it turn about, and dangled their legs against the bench in excess of contentment.
5 Tom tried to put his arm about her neck, but she pushed him away and turned her face to the wall, and went on crying.
6 It was a great many years ago, and I can scarcely remember anything about it, but I think it was in some foreign country.
7 He was fully as uncomfortable as he looked; for there was a restraint about whole clothes and cleanliness that galled him.
8 The old lady pulled her spectacles down and looked over them about the room; then she put them up and looked out under them.
9 The Sunday-school children distributed themselves about the house and occupied pews with their parents, so as to be under supervision.
10 Tom counted the pages of the sermon; after church he always knew how many pages there had been, but he seldom knew anything else about the discourse.
11 Tom Sawyer went home quite cheerful, thinking to himself that there was some satisfaction about divine service when there was a bit of variety in it.
12 Becky hesitating, Tom took silence for consent, and passed his arm about her waist and whispered the tale ever so softly, with his mouth close to her ear.
13 The church's high-backed, uncushioned pews would seat about three hundred persons; the edifice was but a small, plain affair, with a sort of pine board tree-box on top of it for a steeple.
14 Nothing offered for some little time, and then he remembered hearing the doctor tell about a certain thing that laid up a patient for two or three weeks and threatened to make him lose a finger.
15 This was lucky; he was about to begin to groan, as a "starter," as he called it, when it occurred to him that if he came into court with that argument, his aunt would pull it out, and that would hurt.
16 Tom was about to take refuge in a lie, when he saw two long tails of yellow hair hanging down a back that he recognized by the electric sympathy of love; and by that form was the only vacant place on the girls' side of the school-house.
17 He returned, now, and hung about the fence till nightfall, "showing off," as before; but the girl never exhibited herself again, though Tom comforted himself a little with the hope that she had been near some window, meantime, and been aware of his attentions.
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