1 THAT night Tom and Huck were ready for their adventure.
2 The spirit of adventure rose in the boys' souls once more.
3 This was satisfactory, and so these adventures were carried out.
4 THE adventure of the day mightily tormented Tom's dreams that night.
5 If he did not do it, then the adventure would be proved to have been only a dream.
6 However, this sort of close to the day's adventures was romantic and therefore satisfactory.
7 Then Huck told his entire adventure in confidence to Tom, who had only heard of the Welshman's part of it before.
8 He was admitted daily after that, but was warned to keep still about his adventure and introduce no exciting topic.
9 But the other boys told him the fine clothes would come fast enough, after they should have begun their adventures.
10 Tom got his lantern, lit it in the hogshead, wrapped it closely in the towel, and the two adventurers crept in the gloom toward the tavern.
11 They dried their boiled ham and had a feast, and after that they sat by the fire and expanded and glorified their midnight adventure until morning, for there was not a dry spot to sleep on, anywhere around.
12 Huck had learned all about Tom's adventure from the Welshman and the Widow Douglas, by this time, but Tom said he reckoned there was one thing they had not told him; that thing was what he wanted to talk about now.
13 But the incidents of his adventure grew sensibly sharper and clearer under the attrition of thinking them over, and so he presently found himself leaning to the impression that the thing might not have been a dream, after all.
14 He sprung his secret about Huck's share in the adventure in the finest dramatic manner he was master of, but the surprise it occasioned was largely counterfeit and not as clamorous and effusive as it might have been under happier circumstances.