Tom's classroom nemesis, Alfred is a refined, slightly effeminate new boy in town, who runs home from fighting with Tom to his mother's protection. His spiteful nature is revealed when, after Becky flirts with him to get Tom's attention, he gets revenge by secretly spilling ink across Tom's spelling book so that Tom will be whipped.
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...to wander, whistling a birdsong. He encounters a well-dressed new boy (later revealed to be Alfred Temple ), and begins to taunt him. They fight, with Tom winning. Alfred walks away crying.... (full context)