It's around this time that Tom runs into Huckleberry Finnwho would be the titular character in Twain's next and most acclaimed novel. Tom, despite his dread of schooling, is extremely clever and would normally get away with his pranks if Sid were not such a "tattle-tale. The next day, after more of the same kind of fun, Joe and Huck begin to get homesick.
Louis, and many of the places in it are real and today support a tourist industry as a result. At lunch, he meets her, and they pledge their troth to each other.
As he begins his task, Aunt Polly's slave, Jim, comes by and Tom tries to bribe him into helping, but Aunt Polly sends Jim on his business.
They are intercepted on their way back home by the Welshman, who takes them to the Widow Douglas's house. When a steamboat filled with most of the important townspeople passes by firing cannons over the water, the boys realize that they are presumed to be drowned.