He was eating an apple, and giving a long, melodious whoop, at intervals, followed by a deep-toned ding-dong-dong, ding-dong-dong, for he was personating a steamboat. Tom choked off and whispered: Look, Hucky, look! Thirty yards of board fence nine feet high. She was half sorry her sagacity had miscarried, and half glad that Tom had stumbled into obedient conduct for once. Finally Tom said: I can lick you! She resurrected nothing but the cat. .
Said she: Tom, it was middling warm in school, warn't it? When they came to recite their lessons, not one of them knew his verses perfectly, but had to be prompted all along. One of 'em's old Muff Potter's voice. Like many other simple-hearted souls, it was her pet vanity to believe she was endowed with a talent for dark and mysterious diplomacy, and she loved to contemplate her most transparent devices as marvels of low cunning. But Mars Tom I's powerful 'fraid ole missis-- And besides, if you will I'll show you my sore toe. Он распахнул куртку — воротник был крепко зашит. Tom patiently returned it to its place. While Tom was eating his supper, and stealing sugar as opportunity offered, Aunt Polly asked him questions that were full of guile, and very deep — for she wanted to trap him into damaging revealments.
Piece of lickrish and a fish-hook. He crossed a small branch two or three times, because of a prevailing juvenile superstition that to cross water baffled pursuit. And let this be a warning to you. How did he know she was a-witching him? Произведение из серии Английский клуб ориентировано на учеников 7-9 классов образовательных учреждений, а также всех, кто изучает английский язык. Presently Tom checked his whistle. So he forestalled what might be the next move: Однако Том сразу почуял, куда ветер дует, и предупредил следующий ход: Some of us pumped on our heads-mine's damp yet.
I thought there was more to it, maybe. Несмотря на все выходки Тома, его нельзя назвать бездушным. Five years ago you drove me away from your father's kitchen one night, when I come to ask for something to eat, and you said I warn't there for any good; and when I swore I'd get even with you if it took a hundred years, your father had me jailed for a vagrant. But I, like a fool, never thought. Tom chased the traitor home, and thus found out where he lived.
Then he said hesitatingly: Becky, I--I don't care for anybody but you. Does a boy get a chance to whitewash a fence every day? They pried off the lid with their shovels, got out the body and dumped it rudely on the ground. But he grew tired once more, after a while; tried to amuse himself with a fly but found no relief; followed an ant around, with his nose close to the floor, and quickly wearied of that; yawned, sighed, forgot the beetle entirely, and sat down on it. Well, I'll just bet I will, though. He had a citified air about him that ate into Tom's vitals. The boys moved off and disappeared in the gloom. The old lady pulled her spectacles down and looked over them about the room; then she put them up and looked out under them.
He had but one marring thought; he was willing that the dog should play with his pinchbug, but he did not think it was upright in him to carry it off. Presently he picked up a straw and began trying to balance it on his nose, with his head tilted far back; and as he moved from side to side, in his efforts, he edged nearer and nearer toward the pansy; finally his bare foot rested upon it, his pliant toes closed upon it, and he hopped away with the treasure and disappeared round the corner. He began to think of the fun he had planned for this day, and his sorrows multiplied. I'd druther they was devils a dern sight. Hucky looked, with joy in his heart.
The awe which these reflections inspired was attested by the impressive silence and the ranks of staring eyes. I dare you to knock it off--and anybody that'll take a dare will suck eggs. His soul was at peace, now that he had settled with Sid for calling attention to his black thread and getting him into trouble. He entered the church, now, with a swarm of clean and noisy boys and girls, proceeded to his seat and started a quarrel with the first boy that came handy. Сам того не подозревая, он открыл великий закон, управляющий человеческими действиями, а именно: для того чтобы мальчику или взрослому захотелось чего-нибудь, нужно только одно — чтобы этого было нелегко добиться. It was a large black beetle with formidable jaws--a pinchbug, he called it. Why, I can't do that, it ain't in the book.
The first thing the beetle did was to take him by the finger. It seemed to him that the noon recess would never come. Я тебе подарю белый с мраморными жилками! Том рассматривал свой последний мазок глазами художника, потом еще раз осторожно провел кистью по забору и отступил, любуясь результатами. Come--out with your spring-line--what're you about there! A natural fillip followed, the beetle went floundering into the aisle and lit on its back, and the hurt finger went into the boy's mouth. All right, you wait and see. That is the way good little boys and girls should do. Он мечтает о вольной жизни, приключениях и подвигах.
Bringing water from the town pump had always been hateful work in Tom's eyes, before, but now it did not strike him so. Tom, quaking with fear, yielded, and put his eye to the crack. The boy worked on, apparently unconscious. Том и его друг Гекльберри Финн такие мастера на выдумки и приключения, что эти события начинают будоражить весь маленький город. Tom, you didn't have to undo your shirt collar where I sewed it, to pump on your head, did you? Tom went on whitewashing--paid no attention to the steamboat.