Sawyer, Tom

Sawyer, Tom

classic 19th-century adventuresome, all-American boy. [Am. Lit.: Tom Sawyer]

Sawyer, Tom

hoodwinks friends into white-washing fence by pretending chore is a reward, not a punishment. [Am. Lit.: Tom Sawyer]

Sawyer, Tom

hoodwinks friends into painting fence. [Am. Lit.: Tom Sawyer]
See: Cunning

Sawyer, Tom

hookey-playing, imaginative lad of St. Petersburg, Missouri. [Am. Lit.: Tom Sawyer]
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In Tom Sawyer, Tom leaves Muff Potter in jail until finally deciding to tell the truth during the trial.
In the story about Tom Sawyer, Tom tricked his friends into painting a fence for him.
Sawyer, Tom Fictional character, the young protagonist of the novel Sawyer, Tom by Mark Twain.
Judges included Mark Bowery, George Bursick, Jeff Cox, Thom Elkjer, Ziggy Eschliman, Linda Murphy, Ben Pearson, Pooch Pucilowski, Glen Putman, Renato Sardo, Christopher Sawyer, Tom Simoneau, Forrest Tancer, and Wilfred Wong.
American humorist, writer, and lecturer who won a worldwide audience for his stories of youthful adventures, especially Sawyer, Tom (1876), Life on the Mississippi (1883), and Finn, Huckleberry (1884).