I’ve always pictured Tom Sawyer as this dusty ornery young boy. I’m not sure you could scrub him up adequately, dress him properly, and take him to the ballet. I believe Billy Elliot must have read Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. Yet both boys went to the ballet (or "ballee" as they say in the north of England). How would Tom pronounce ballet in his St. Petersburg Missouri accent of 1840-ish timeframe? Whadaya reckon?