The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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The Welchman Character Analysis

Also known as Mr. Jones, he lives with his sons near the widow Douglas, and Huck turns to him to save the widow from Injun Joe's revenge. Though the Welchman is a capable hunter who succeeds in scaring off Injun Joe, he has a gossipy, sentimental side, and can't keep Huck's heroism secret.
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The Welchman Character Timeline in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The timeline below shows where the character The Welchman appears in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 29
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...of the few people in town to be kind to him, Huck runs to the Welchman's house. The Welchman is reluctant to let him in, given Huck's reputation, but eventually does.... (full context)
Chapter 30
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The next morning Huck goes to the Welchman's house to find out what happened. He is welcomed warmly. The Welchman describes how he... (full context)
Chapter 33
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...place in the widow Douglas's woodshed. When they stop to rest in front of the Welchman's house, he finds them there, and tells them they must come up to the widow's... (full context)
Chapter 34
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...Sid what the party downstairs is for, Sid tells him the widow is honoring the Welchman for pursuing the robbers. Sid also divulges that the Welchman plans to announce a secret... (full context)