The next logical step in this literary discussion I’m having with myself was supposed to be about Jim Welch, but it’s going to take me a while to reread “The Death of Jim Loney” enough to be coherent. Instead, consider this list:
Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn; or Huck Finn and Jim, the slave.
Two Little Savages
Penrod and Sam (Tarkington — anyone remember Tarkington?)