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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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  • Then he went tearing around the house again spreading chaos and destruction in his path.
  • In turn he took his place in the reading class and made a botch of it; then in the geography class and turned lakes into mountains, mountains into rivers, and rivers into continents, till chaos was come again; then in the spelling class, and got "turned down," by a succession of mere baby words, till he brought up at the foot and yielded up the pewter medal which he had worn with ostentation for months.
  • 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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  • The country entered a period of civil war and chaos.
  • Everyone ran around trying to help, but there was no organization and little was accomplished in the chaos.

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