CHAPTER THIRTEEN on Project Gutenberg
The boys rename themselves with pirate names perfect for their new life. Tom probably read these names in adventure books. Tales of pirates or Robin Hood were clearly his favorites. He calls himself "Tom Sawyer, the Black Avenger of the Spanish Main." The Spanish Main was an actual location, but today we know it by another name.
Your mission for this chapter:
Tell us what the Spanish Main was using this website: http://www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/famous-pirates.htm