Tuesday the boys had the same ill luck. Also Wednesday. But Thursday night promised better. Tom slipped out in good season with his aunt's old tin lantern, and a large towel to blindfold it with. He hid the lantern in Huck's sugar hogshead and the watch began. An hour before midnight the tavern closed up and its lights (the only ones thereabouts) were put out. No Spaniard had been seen. Nobody had entered or left the alley. Everything was auspicious. The blackness of darkness reigned, the perfect stillness was interrupted only by occasional mutterings of distant thunder.”
I have chosen to do excerpt from the book The Adventure of Tom Sawyer by Tom Sawyer. I really like this excerpt because it's sounds mischievous and mysterious. This post is very easy to understand and contains a good plot. It makes the listener think about what's going to happen next.