Aunt Polly's House is the starting place of the book. Some of the adventures, like the whitewashing of the fence occur there. In addition, this is where Tom Sawyer, Sid, Mary, and Aunt Polly sleep and eat. Most of the arguments between Tom, Aunt Polly, or Sid occur at this house. When Tom, Huck, and Joe sneak onto an island and become pirates, this is where Tom sneaks back to let Aunt Polly know he isn't dead.