Google celebrates Mark Twain in a doodle

Wow!  What a doodle!  Makes me want to grab a copy of ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer’ and escape into the fantasy world of St. Petersburg.
:-)

The Google doodle depicts a couple of scenes from early in the story, when Tom Sawyer is made to whitewash the picket board* fence by Aunt Polly as a punishment.  He is punished for getting his clothes dirty while fighting with a boy.  That’s all I remember and for sure it is time to read Mark Twain again.

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My Naughty side natters, ‘Agree that Mark Twain is special!  But what is special about his 176th birthday that it calls for such a spectacular doodle?’

PS:  It is a board fence, 9 feet high, thirty yards long and not a picket fence - Google took liberties with that doodle.  Yup!  I am reading the book on my mobile.
;-)

Have a look for yourself

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PS2:  Even the original artist seems to have taken liberties.  Does that fence look 9 feet tall? LOL!

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