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The Duke And The King In Huckleberry Finn

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The Duke and the King Throughout Huckleberry Finn, Huck and Jim meet a variety of characters and encounter many diverse situations. In Chapter 18, Huck and Jim have their first encounter with the supposed rightful heirs to separate nations. In reality, these two men are conmen and have never been anywhere close to Britain or France. Huck is soon to find out that these men are not royalty and are just crooks looking for ways to make money. This is shown when Huck states, “These liars warn’t no kings nor dukes at all, but just low-down humbugs and frauds (Twain 125).” The two’s stupidity also shows many more times as the story progresses. In my opinion, the best sign of ignorance was when Jim kept persisting for the King to speak French; however,
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