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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

by Mark Twain

The difference between the almost right word & the right word is really a large matter—it’s the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.


Works Cited

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Acknowledgments

Writer: Michael Palma

Series Editor: Molly Thomas-Hicks for the National Endowment for the Arts

Graphic Design for PDF files: Fletcher Design/Washington, DC

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