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CHAPTER 37: Jim Gets His Witch Pie
Aunt Sally discovers that a shirt, some candles, some spoons and knives, and a bed sheet are missing and is angry. Uncle Silas takes out a spoon from his pocket, where Tom has planted it for Jim. Huck and Tom confuse both Aunt Sally and Uncle Silas with their pranks. They also make a ladder from the stolen sheet and cook it in a pie, which they give to Jim.
The senseless and unnecessary plans of Tom continue in this chapter. Even though Jim is on the ground, they pass him a rope reader. They insist that he scrawl indecipherable messages that are never sent. Tom continues to instruct Jim as to what he should do as a prisoner. Although he goes along with most of Tomís plans, he refuses to have a rattlesnake in his cabin, but does agree to rats. Tomís plans make no sense, and when one thinks about it, it is cruel to humiliate Jim and use him as the source of Tom and Huckís amusement.