'Sh!'     'What is it, Tom?' whispered Huck.     'Sh! Again! Didn't you hear it?'     'Tom! They're coming! What shall we do?'     'I don't know. Will they see us?' asked Tom.     'Oh, Tom, they can see in the dark like cats.'     'Maybe if we don't move, they won't notice us.' The boys were sitting, hugging each other, wishing they could stop breathing.     'Tom,' whispered Huck. 'They're humans, at least one of them is! It's Muff Potter's voice, and he is pulling a cart!' '    Huck! I know the other voice. It's Injun Joe.' And the third voice belonged to the young Dr Robinson. All three men came up to Hoss Williams' grave and opened it. They took out the coffin, opened it, took out the body, and put it on the cart.     'Now, it's ready Doctor, but if you don't give us five dollars more, we're not taking it anywhere.' said Muff Potter.     'What?' said the doctor. 'But I've already paid you!'     'Yes, and you've done more than that.' said Injun Joe. 'Five years ago I came to your father's house and asked you for some food. You told me to go away. And your father put me in jail. Did you think I would forget?' and he jumped towards the doctor ready to fight. But the doctor was quick and strong. He hit Injun Joe so strongly that he fell to the ground. Muff Potter saw it, and shouted:     'Hey! Don't do that to my partner!' and he started to fight with the doctor. But Muff Potter was drunk, as usual, and the doctor pushed him away easily. Muff Potter fell to the ground and didn't move. A knife fell out of his pocket. Just then, Injun Joe got up, picked up Muff's knife and thrust it straight into the doctor's breast. At the same moment the two frightened boys started to quietly move away from behind the trees. They didn't see how Injun Joe put the knife into Muff Potter's hand, and how he sat on the grave, and waited. Five minutes later, Muff Potter began to move. He felt his knife, looked at it, and saw the blood. His eyes met Injun Joe's:     'What happened, Joe?' he asked in a frightened voice.     'It's a dirty business,' said Joe. 'Why did you kill him?'     'I didn't!' said Muff.     'Oh, come on. Just look! You did!' Potter's face went white.     'Oh, Joe, honestly, I didn't want to ... Oh, it's so awful. He was so young!' cried Muff. 'Joe, you won't tell, will you?'     'No, you've always been fair with me, Muff Potter. Now, you go this way, and I go that way.' And both men started to run. Tom and Huck ran towards the town. They stopped by the first house, and sat down.     'Huck,' said Tom. 'What do you think is going to happen?'     'Someone will be hanged.' said Huck. Tom thought for a while. And then said:     'But who'll say that Injun Joe did it? Us?'     'No!' said Huck in horror. 'And what if something happens and Injun Joe escapes. He would kill us too! Both boys sat in silence for a while.     'Hucky, are you sure you won't tell.'     'I won't, Tom, but we should both swear we won't.'     'Shaking hands?' asked Tom.     'No, with blood.' said Huck. Tom took out a piece of paper and wrote:     "Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer swear they won't tell     And wish they are dead if they do." Then fingers were cut and initials put down in blood.
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