Jim is a Aunt Polly's slave boy. He seems to be about Tom's age, but his life is totally different. As a slave, he isn't involved in any of the adventures throughout the book. The only time it ever mentions him is near the beginning of the book when Tom tries to convince him to do the whitewashing for him. Jim refuses to do the work, because the "Ole Misses" told him not fool around and go straight to work. Tom is about to succeed in making Jim do his work, when he shows Jim his sore toe, but Aunt Polly spots him and chases him with a shoe.