“Anyhow, there’s one thing – there’s more honor in getting him out through a lot of difficulties and dangers, where there warn’t one of them furnished to you by the people who it was their duty to furnish them, and you had to contrive them all out of your own head.”

– Mark Twain

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Chapter 35. Tom Sawyer wants to help Huck free the slave Jim from the shed on the Phelps property. But he wants to do it in a dramatic and complicated way – in keeping with his romantic notions of adventure.