Twain’s Bats! and Wedding Cake

Twain’s Bats! and Wedding Cake

Mark Twain’s combination of bats and wedding cake adds suspense to Becky Thatcher’s “giddy and rollicking” picnic in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. At first, it’s all fun. Becky, Tom, and friends walk gaily into McDougal’s Cave where they write their names with lamp...