1 He soon struck wood that sounded hollow.
2 So he stepped ashore and entered the woods.
3 They were wide apart in the woods, both very pale, both fast asleep.
4 I like the woods, and the river, and hogsheads, and I'll stick to 'em, too.'
5 But they were off in a jiffy, those villains, and we after them, down through the woods.
6 Tom's "real Barlow" was out at once, and he had not dug four inches before he struck wood.
7 Now, far away in the woods a bird called; another answered; presently the hammering of a woodpecker was heard.
8 He entered a dense wood, picked his pathless way to the centre of it, and sat down on a mossy spot under a spreading oak.
9 The stillness, the solemnity that brooded in the woods, and the sense of loneliness, began to tell upon the spirits of the boys.
10 It was the cool gray dawn, and there was a delicious sense of repose and peace in the deep pervading calm and silence of the woods.
11 They lay around in the shade, after breakfast, while Huck had a smoke, and then went off through the woods on an exploring expedition.
12 They got a posse together, and went off to guard the river bank, and as soon as it is light the sheriff and a gang are going to beat up the woods.
13 He put his hand on his jacket pocket, found his piece of bark safe, and then struck through the woods, following the shore, with streaming garments.
14 Now, Huck," said Tom, "we'll hide the money in the loft of the widow's woodshed, and I'll come up in the morning and we'll count it and divide, and then we'll hunt up a place out in the woods for it where it will be safe.
15 Three miles below St. Petersburg, at a point where the Mississippi River was a trifle over a mile wide, there was a long, narrow, wooded island, with a shallow bar at the head of it, and this offered well as a rendezvous.
16 The boys gazed awhile, half expecting to see a blue light flit past a window; then talking in a low tone, as befitted the time and the circumstances, they struck far off to the right, to give the haunted house a wide berth, and took their way homeward through the woods that adorned the rearward side of Cardiff Hill.
17 They had paddled over to the Missouri shore on a log, at dusk on Saturday, landing five or six miles below the village; they had slept in the woods at the edge of the town till nearly daylight, and had then crept through back lanes and alleys and finished their sleep in the gallery of the church among a chaos of invalided benches.
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