Mark Twain's classic novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, tells the story of a teenaged misfit who finds himself floating on a raft down the Mississippi River with an escaping slave, Jim. In the course of their perilous journey, Huck and Jim meet adventure, danger and a cast of... read more
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a sequel to the original story, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. The book starts where they left off, with $6000 from the treasure. Huck's pap, who is a drunk, kidnaps him because he wants Huck's money. Huck escapes the house into the woods where he finds a... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a sequel to the original story, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. The book starts where they left off, with $6000 from the treasure. Huck's pap, who is a drunk, kidnaps him because he wants Huck's money. Huck escapes the house into the woods where he finds a canoe to put in the river. He meets with Jim, Miss Watson's slave, and they go on an adventure in search of freedom; Jim wants to be free from slavery and Huck wants freedom from the unfortunate lifestyle he is forced to live with. The two of them go on many journeys together, being separated several times, but later reuniting. Huck ends up learning a lot from his experiences, and improves himself as an individual.
“All I say is, kings is kings, and you got to make allowances. Take them all around, they're a mighty ornery lot. It's the way they're raised.”
“Then she told me all about the bad place, and I said I wished I was there. She got mad then, but I didn't mean no harm. <...> She said it was wicked to say what I said; said she wouldn't say it for the whole world; she was going to live so as to go to the good place. Well, I couldn't see no advantage in going where she was going, so I made up my mind I wouldn't try for it.”Huckleberry Finn
“What's the use you learning to do right, when it's troublesome to do right and ain't no trouble to do wrong, and the wages is just the same? I was stuck. I couldn't answer that.”Huckleberry Finn
“If I never learnt nothing else out of pap, I learnt that the best way to get along with his kind of people is to let them have their own way.”Huckleberry Finn
“That was just the way with some people. They get down on a thing when they don't know nothing about it.”Huck
“What do dey stan' for? I'se gwyne to tell you. When I got all wore out wid work, en wid de callin' for you, en went to sleep, my heart wuz mos' broke bekase you wuz los', en I didn' k'yer no' mo' what become er me en de raf'. En when I wake up en fine you back agin, all safe en soun', de tears come, en I could a got down on my knees en kiss yo' foot, I's so thankful. En all you wuz thinkin' 'bout wuz how you could make a fool uv ole Jim wid a lie. Dat truck dah is TRASH; en trash is what people is dat puts dirt on de head er dey fren's en makes 'em ashamed.”Jim
“It was a close place. I took it up, and held it in my hand. I was a trembling, because I’d got to decide, forever, betwixt two things, and I knowed it. “All right, then I’ll go to hell” – and tore it up. It was awful thoughts, and awful words, but they was said. And I let them stay said; and never thought no more about reforming.”Huckleberry Finn
“Just enjoy it.”
“Every night now I used to slip ashore toward ten o'clock at some little village, and buy ten or fifteen cents' worth of meal or bacon or other stuff to eat; and sometimes I lifted a chicken that warn't roosting comfortable, and took him along.”
“Then I thought a minute, and says to myself, hold on; s'pose you'd 'a' done it and give Jim up, would you felt better than you do now? No, says I, I'd feel bad - I'd feel just the same way I do now. Well, then, says I, what's the use you learning to do right when it's troublesome to do right and ain't no trouble to do wrong and the wages is just the same? I was stuck. I couldn't answer that. So I reckoned I wouldn't bother no more about it, but after this always do whichever come handiest at the time.”
“Everybody was sorry she died, because she had laid out a lot more of these pictures to do, and a body could see by what she had done what they had lost. But I reckoned that with her disposition she was having a better time in the graveyard.”Huck
Chapter I — Discover Moses and the Bulrushers
Chapter II — Our Gang's Dark Oath
Chapter III — We Ambuscade the A-rabs
Chapter IV — The Hair-ball Oracle
Chapter V — Pap Starts in on a New Life
Chapter VI — Pap Struggles with the Death Angel
Chapter VII — I Fool Pap and Get Away
Chapter VIII — I Spare Miss Watson's Jim
Chapter IX — The House of Death Floats By
Chapter X — What Comes of Handlin' Snake-skin
Chapter XI — They're After Us!
Chapter XII — "Better Let Blame Well Alone"
Chapter XIII — Honest Loot from the "Walter Scott"
Chapter XIV — Was Solomon Wise?
Chapter XV — Fooling Poor Old Jim
Chapter XVI — The Rattlesnake-skin Does Its Work
Chapter XVII — The Grangerfords Take Me In
Chapter XVIII — Why Harney Rode Away for His Hat
Chapter XIX — The Duke and the Dauphin Come Aboard
Chapter XX — What Royalty Did to Parkville
Chapter XXI — An Arkansaw Difficulty
Chapter XXII — Why the Lynching Bee Failed
Chapter XXIII — The Orneriness of Kings
Chapter XXIV — The King Turns Parson
Chapter XXV — All Full of Tears and Flapdoodle
Chapter XXVI — I Steal the King's Plunder
Chapter XXVII — Dead Peter Has His Gold
Chapter XXVIII — Overreaching Don't Pay
Chapter XXIX — I Light Out in the Storm
Chapter XXX — The Gold Saves the Thieves
Chapter XXXI — You Can't Pray a Lie
Chapter XXXII — I Have a New Name
Chapter XXXIII — The Pitiful Ending of Royalty
Chapter XXXIV — We Cheer Up Jim
Chapter XXXV — Dark, Deep-Laid Plans
Chapter XXXVI — Trying to Help Jim
Chapter XXXVII — Jim Gets His Witch Pie
Chapter XXXVIII — "Here a Captive Heart Buried"
Chapter XXXIX — Tom Writes Nonnamous Letters
Chapter XL — A Mixed-up and Splendid Rescue
Chapter XLI — "Must 'a' Been Sperits"
Chapter XLII — Why They Didn't Hang Jim
Chapter XLIII — Chapter the Last, Nothing More to Write
Although the material in it is appropriate for younger children, the dialog in it is very difficult to understand at times due to Mark Twain's usage of Local Color (or dialect from ceratin areas). Some material has innapropriate references or bad words.
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