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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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  • But his resolution shook for one little instant, and the chance was lost—the master opened the volume.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The basin was refilled, and this time he stood over it a little while, gathering resolution; took in a big breath and began.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Tom, wiping his eyes with his sleeve, began to blubber out something about a resolution to escape from hard usage and lack of sympathy at home by roaming abroad into the great world never to return; and ended by hoping that Joe would not forget him.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The steps came creaking up the stairs—the intolerable distress of the situation woke the stricken resolution of the lads—they were about to spring for the closet, when there was a crash of rotten timbers and Injun Joe landed on the ground amid the debris of the ruined stairway.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He got home pretty late that night, and when he climbed cautiously in at the window, he uncovered an ambuscade, in the person of his aunt; and when she saw the state his clothes were in her resolution to turn his Saturday holiday into captivity at hard labor became adamantine in its firmness.  (not reviewed by editor)

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