Tom Sawyer was a young boy in USA. He appearances in a tall tale by a singing railroad hobo.
After Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer are given a task of painting a fence, they manage to get the city's other young people to paint the fence for them and they begin to enjoy themselves. After Huck and Becky is forced to marry her by her father, Huck dodges this marriage and goes on the run with Tom, leaving Missouri for Missoura. However, they are chased by townspeople led by Becky's father and their families. Tom being chased for moonshining and Huck for the wedding. They flee to a river boat, but after the throws them overboard into the Mississippi River and the towspeople catch them. The scene shifts to Tom's and Huck's funeral. Tom and Huck appear to be secretly watching the proceedings from the rafters, until the reverend orders their bodies lowered into the caskets, revealing that Tom and Huck are actually dead.
 Behind the Laughter
As Lisa points out before the story begins, this isn't an actual tall tale, but a story that the hobo tells based on Mark Twain's story about The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.