The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain

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“The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” begins in St. Petersburg, Missouri. Huckleberry “Huck” Finn and his friend, Thomas “Tom” Sawyer, have each come into a large amount of money from their previous adventures in “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”. Huck explains that he is placed under the supervision of the Widow Douglas, trying to civilize him and teach him religion. Finding that life boring compared to his adventurous life before, he and Tom escape past Miss Watson’s slave Jim to meet with Tom’s gang of “robbers”. When those activities eventually bore him, his father, “Pap”, comes into town, an abusive alcoholic. Pap’s goal was to get Huck’s fortune and spend all of the money on alcohol for himself. Huck is successful in preventing that from happening, but Pap gains custody of Huck and leaves town with him. Pap makes Huck move to his cabin and is under his watch at all times. Huck escapes by faking his own death. Huck runs to Jackson’s Island, where he reunites with Jim, who has run away after overhearing Miss Watson planning to sell him “down the river” to other owners. Jim’s goal is to get to Cairo, Illinois, a free state, so he can buy his enslaved family’s freedom. At first, Huck is conflicted about the crime of helping a runaway slave, but soon connects with Jim. After heavy flooding on the river, the two find a raft and a house floating on the river. Entering the house, Jim finds a dead man on the floor and prevents Huck from viewing the corpse. Huck goes back in the
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