Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Chapters 16 to 20

By Mark Twain

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...HUCKLEBERRY FINN

By Mark Twain

Part 4.



CHAPTER XVI.

WE slept most all day, and started out at night,...

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...and feverish, too, to hear him,
because I begun to get it through my head that...

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...see what a difference it made in him the
minute he judged he was about free....

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... One of them says:

"What's that yonder?"

"A piece of a raft," I says.

"Do you belong...

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...by yourself, or you'll
smash everything to pieces. You float along down about twenty miles,...

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...all around; he warn't
anywhere. I says:

"Jim!"

"Here I is, Huck. Is dey out o'...

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...dat rattlesnake-skin warn't done wid its work."

"I wish I'd never seen that snake-skin, Jim--I do...

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...the reefs; but nights like
this they bull right up the channel against the whole river.

We...

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...a safe landing, and clumb up the bank.
I couldn't see but a little ways, but...

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...that's enough--put
your head in." I done it, but I judged they would take it off.

The...

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...alarm.

"Well," he says, "if they'd a ben some, I reckon I'd a got one."

They all...

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...had quilts around
them, and their hair down their backs. They all asked me questions,...

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...They had big brass dog-irons that could hold up a saw-log.
There was a clock on...

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...on the walls--mainly Washingtons and Lafayettes,
and battles, and Highland Marys, and one called "Signing the
Declaration."...

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...a long white gown, standing on the rail of a
bridge all ready to jump off,...

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...would just scratch it out and slap down
another one, and go ahead. She warn't particular;...

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...the day,
and it was a cool, comfortable place. Nothing couldn't be better. And
warn't...

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...up
out of their chairs and give them good-day, and didn't set down again
till they had...

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...Shepherdsons
and Grangerfords used the same steamboat landing, which was about two
mile above our house; so...

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...other man's brother kills HIM; then the
other brothers, on both sides, goes for one another;...

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...no cowards
amongst the Grangerfords either. Why, that old man kep' up his end in...

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...maybe a hog or two, for there
warn't any lock on the door, and hogs likes...

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...says:

"You shove right in dah jist a few steps, Mars Jawge; dah's whah dey is.
I's...

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...But it's jis' as well we didn't, 'kase now she's
all fixed up agin mos' as...

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...dey warn't no time los'. Sich another hurryin' up guns en
hosses YOU never see!...

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...gained on the boys, but it didn't do no good, the boys had
too good a...

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...woods; and twice I seen little
gangs of men gallop past the log store with guns;...

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...time, Jim, but just
shove off for the big water as fast as ever you can."

I...

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...the look of the streak that there's
a snag there in a swift current which breaks...

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...fog.'"

Soon as it was night out we shoved; when we got her out to about...

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...meant morning was
coming, so we hunted a place to hide and tie up right away.

One...

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...you into trouble?" says the baldhead to t'other chap.

"Well, I'd been selling an article to...

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...And he begun to wipe the corner of his eye with
a rag.

"Dern your skin, ain't...

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...that would do him more good than most anything
else; so we said we would, if...

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...in, like we done before with the duke, and tried to comfort HIM.
But he said...

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...to call them kings and dukes, I hadn't no objections, 'long as
it would keep peace...

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...the leaves was
beginning to shiver--it was going to be pretty ugly, it was easy to...

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...dusty through the rain,
and the trees thrashing around in the wind; then comes a H-WHACK!--bum!
bum!...

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...names and done other
wonderful things, like finding water and gold with a "divining-rod,"
"dissipating witch spells,"...

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...the canoe and get some.

When we got there there warn't nobody stirring; streets empty, and
perfectly...

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...he
lined out two more for them to sing--and so on. The people woke up...

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...and happy for the
first time in his life; and, poor as he was, he was...

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...duke was thinking HE'D been doing pretty well till the king come to
show up, but...

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...say on the boards."

We all said the duke was pretty smart, and there couldn't be...