A Stroke of LuckTwain's remarkable boyhood character Tom Sawyer was my
first introduction with the writer.
Carefree, barefoot and adventurous he had the gift of the gab outwitting
others, and this image (which will appear shortly) humorously captures
Tom's ability at subtle manipulation.
A punishment of painting the face is satisfyingly meted out to him
by Polly. Oh, dear what will he be doing this weekend?
All work and no play? As usual
Tom has a STROKE of good luck and cheerfully skips
away abandoning post for some more exciting adventures.
What a scandal no wonder they named it WHITEGATE.