In this chapter, you are introduced to the character of Huckleberry Finn. Huck is a young boy and you quickly find out about his adventures in the book Tom Sawyer. Huck has been living in a house with old Widow Douglas and you find out that Huck feels trapped and bored living the very dull life with Widow Douglas compared to his previous adventurous lifestyle. He speaks of the uncomfortable clothing, the manners, and all of the rules. Also, you find out that he is very lonely and depressed. He is a very sad character, but he is also very innocent and childlike, so he is very easy to love and pity. You also find out that when Miss. Watson tells him out about Heaven and Hell, he says that he thinks that he would like to go to Hell just for a change. At the end of the chapter, while Huck is sitting in his room by the window, he hears a "me-ow me-ow" from outside the window.
The chapter begins with Huck climbing out his window to meet Tom Sawyer in the middle of the night.They sneak through the yard and Huck trips on a root and makes a noise and one of the slaves named Jim hears them and is trying to figure out who is sneaking through the garden, so when Jim comes out to stand out in the garden to listen for the sneak, he is practically sitting on top of the two boys. The boys are completely still and finally Jim falls asleep. Tom tries to convince Huck to tie Jim up to the tree, but Huck is much too afraid that they will be caught so instead they sneak into the kitchen and took some candles. They then met up with a group of other boys and they rafted down the Mississippi till they found a secret cave. They created a gang of robbers, and they all swore an oath into the group, they said an oath and signed their names in blood. Then this is where you find out that Huck has no family, because in the oath you must promise not to tell any of the secrets of the band or your family would be killed, and the boys have a long discusion about how Huck was to be punished if he told anyone the secrets of the band, and they talked about it until Huck felt that he was going to cry. During the discusion, you discover that Huck's father was the town drunk, and that he was presumed dead. No one had seen his father in a couple months. Finally they agreed to have them kill Ms. Watson if he broke any secrets. Then they all talked about what exactly the band would do, they decided on highway robberies, murders, and ransoms. In this part there was some humorous dialogue about the meaning of ransoms. The chapter ends with Huck climbing through his bedroom window dog tired and very muddy.
Of course chapter 3 begins with the inevitable lecture from Miss Watson about Huck waking up covered head to toe in mud. But, she does not scold, she just looks very sorry and Huck regrets his actions. Then Miss Watson told Huck to pray, Huck dosent understand praying. He tries going out into the woods and praying for a fishing rod, but he becomes very disappointed when nothing comes of it, Huck is a very practical and literal character, and this is displayed especially in this scene. You also discover that Huck does not believe that his father is dead along with the rest of the town, Huck thinks about when his father used to beat him and abuse him and wishes that he would never have to see his father again. Tom and the gang had been playing robber for about a month at that point and Huck was frustrated because they had not actually done "robber things" yet. He recounted a story of how Tom had once given the signal for the gang to meet and told them that a bunch of Arabs and Camels and other exotic animals were going to parade into town tomorrow and that they were going to rob them. But, then it turned out to be only a sunday school, and Tom told Huck that magicians had disguised the Arabs and such into a Sunday school by the use of genies.
Winter had started and Tom remarks on how he hasn't been minding his life with Miss. Watson as much, and how he has been progressing with school and learning to read and do multiplication. Then after there had been an inch of new snow, Huck was walking around and he saw footprints in the snow of someone who had bee standing in ne place watching the house for a long while. The he runs over to a banker and does something with his money, because he says he does not want to tell any lies. He then goes to the slave named Jim and gives him some money to see what his charm says about Huck, and his future. Then the chapter ends with Huck going up to his bedroom and seeing his father waiting for him.
At the beginning of the chapter, Huck realizes that after the first initial shock of seeing his father, he is no longer afraid of his father. His father is described as filthy, unshaven, sickly pale, dressed in rags, and shoes in tatters. Immediately his father begins to sneer at how Huck has been living. He seems convinced that everything that has improved in Huck's life is Huck thinking he is better than his parents and his family. He threatens Huck with a beating if he sees him any where near the school. The rest of the chapter is telling about the other things that Huck's father does around town to make Huck's life miserable. His father tries to force Huck to give the rest of his $6,000 to him, but no one will listen to him. Miss. Douglas and Hucks banker tries to have the judge be the guardian of Huck, but since he is a new judge, he does not know the story of Huck's father like the rest of the town. His father catches Huck attempting to go to school a couple of times and beats him, but he mostly out runs him and takes to the woods to escape. There was an instance then when the Judge got it in his mind that he was going to reform the old man, but is ended with the old man becoming drunk and falling out a window of the judges house and breaking his arm.
In this chapter, Huck's father took Huck up to a cabin on the other side of the river deep into the woods. There was a trial going on between the widow and Huck's father about who would be Huck's guardian, and if Huck's father had any right to Huck's money. Huck spent several months in the cabin with his father, and despite his fathers drunken rages, he didn't mind living in the woods. He began to forget that he ever enjoyed living with the widow. The widow eventually found out where they were, and sent a man to retrieve Huck, but his father scared him off with his rifle. Eventually Huck started to try and escape, but it was difficult because of the precautions that his father took against him trying to escape. Huck describes one of his fathers drunken rants, and he complains of "the government" and how he has seen a free black man with clothes nicer than any one is town who is able to vote in his state, how he has to go to trial to use his sons $6,000, but a black man is able to vote. His drunken rant turns into a rage and he is eventually woken up in a fit, convinced that snakes are climbing on him, then takes to chasing Huck around the cabin with a knife and trying to kill him. Eventually he tires out and falls asleep, and Huck takes the rifle to protect himself and waits for his father to wake up.
In this chapter Pap wakes up and finds Huck asleep on the floor wiht the gun in his hands. Pap asks Huck what he is doing and Huck replies that he had heard people around outside, and he tried to wake him up but he wouldn't wake up, and he had the gun to protect them. Pap accepts this story and then tells Huck that to go check the fish baits and that he would meet him in a bit. While Huck goes to check the baits, se discovers a canoe floating down the river. He hides it in the bushes and he starts to plan his escape. So later when Pap goes into town to sell some logs that they had found floating, Huck saws his way out of the cabin and sets up an elaborate scene to make it seem as though robbers had come to the cabin and killed Huck, thrown him in the river, and stolen anything valuable. Huck is almost caught by his father as he is floating away, but he manages his escape to an island that is not too far from town. The chapter ends with Huck falling asleep on the island.
In this chapter, Huck wakes up to the sound of canons shooting. He realizes that the town is shooting the cannons to try and get his body to float to the top of the water. He watches this spectacle for a while. Then goes to search for bread with quicksilver in it that also is used to find the body. He eats the bread for breakfast and has a very lazy day of watching the ferry boat float down the river looking for his body. He then spends the day eating strawberries and grapes and setting up fish baits. He starts to get an idea that there is someone on the island with him when he discovers a newly put out campfire and voices. That night he discovers the widows slave Jim has run away from the widow and he is hiding out on the woods. They quickly become a team and get a meal together. Jim tells him a story of how he once made a series of bad investments, and how he was once rich and plans to be rich again someday.
In chapter nine, Jim and Huck found a big cave on a top of a hill on the island, they set up a very comfortable spot in the cave and got all settled in as soon as a very large thunderstorm rolled in. The storm flooded the whole town and most of the island. Jim and Huck explored the underwater island in the canoe and found many washed up things. Then they found an entire house. They looked inside and found one dead man. Jim told Huck not to look, and they went about their business of looting the house and found a boatload of valuable things.
After Jim and Huck's boating adventure they get home safe, and then the next morning, Huck wants to talk to Jim about the Dead man that they saw yesterday. But Jim says it is bad luck to talk about a dead man if he hasn't been buried because he might come and haunt them. This gets Huck thinking about superstition, Huck recalls when the boys had found a snake skin and Jim had told Huck that it was the worst luck possible to touch a snake skin with your hands. Huck tels Jim that ever since then they have only had good luck, with finding the money and all the goods in the house. But Jim tells Huck that the bad luck is coming to get them sooner or later. And it does, a few nights later, when Jim throws himself down on his bedroll and a rattlesnake bites Jim on the foot and Jim is sick for four days straight. Huck then makes up his mind that he will never make a joke of superstitions again. After everything dies down, Huck becomes bored and decides that he is going to slip over to town and see what is going on. So Huck dresses up as a girl with some of the clothes they had found in the washed up house and he sneaks over to town and knocks on a house that a new woman had just moved into and she invites Huck inside.
Huck comes into the woman's house. They exchange pleasantries and Huck tells her that he is named Sarah Williams and that she lives about 7 miles away in a town called Hookerville. He says that she had come to town to call on her uncle Abner because her mother was sick back at home. Huck begins to ask about the gossip around town and Mrs. Loftus goes on to jabber for a while about the runaway slave Jim, and the murder of Huckleberry Finn. She says that the suspects are Jim and Pap. The reward for Jim is about $300 and the reward for Pap is about $200. She then explains that she and her husband had seen smoke coming from Jackson's Island and she thought that maybe Jim was hiding out there. Huck became very fidgety and nervous because he wanted to go warn Jim because at midnight Mrs. Loftus's husband was going to check out the island. Mrs. Loftus became suspicious of Huck, and she discovers that Huck is a boy. She assums that he is a runaway apprentice. Huck tells her that both of his parents are dead and he is running away from his old boss. Huck then runs back to the island and tells Jim that they had to pack up and get up as fast as possible.
Huck and Jim finish packing and setting up the campsite and it was close to one o'clock by the time they left. They floated down the river and by the first light in the morning created a wigwam shelter on the Missouri side of the river. During the day they swam and fished and talked and then at night they would float down the river. And on the third night they passed St. Louis and Huck was amazed at all the people and lights. Huck recounted the things he would sneak in to steal for their meals. On one of the nights there was a big thunderstorm and one of the lightning flashes showed a wrecked ferry boat. Huck and Jim decided to scavenge it even though Jim was resistant. When they climbed aboard, they started to hear voices, and Jim ran back to the raft right away, Huck stayed aboard because he was curious. He hears a man begging for the other two men not to kill him, and then Huck crawls into a room adjacent to the room that the two men are in to see them better, and then the two men come in to the room to discuss whether or not to kill the man that they have tied up in the other room and they decided to keep the man tied up in the room and wait and watch for the ship to sink and then the man will go under with the boat and drown. As soon as the two men left the room to scavenge any more things from the ship Huck goes to find Jim and he discovers that the raft has floated away without them.
Huck and Jim came up with a plan to sneak around the boat and find the murderer's boat and escape on it. There was a close call where one of the men walked right past where Huck was, but Huck and Jim made it to the boat and floated away on it. They planned to ride the boat until first light, then hide it in the brush alongside the river, but it began to storm worse than ever. Then during the storm they discovered their raft and climbed aboard it again. Then Huck and Jim split up and Jim floated on for about 2 miles and then showed a light and Huck went to catch up. He found the captain of a ferryboat and told him to go to the wreck and help his Pap, Mam, and Sis, that they were in trouble on the ferry wreck. He tells the story about the people getting stuck of the boat and that he would be paid for saving them, he then got back on the skiff and went down the river and joined up with Jim and they fell asleep as it was getting to be morning.
In this chapter when Huck and Jim woke up they went and scavenged the truck that the gang had left. They fund many different treasures and they marveled at how they had never been this rich before. Huck and Jim spent the rest of the day with Huck reading stories from books that they had discovered from the murderer's truck. They started to talk about different kings like king Solloman, and Louise the Sixteenth. The they began to chatter about how different people from different places speak in different languages, and Huck tried to explain it to Jim but he just didn't understand.
Huck and Jim planned to go down to Illinois and sell their things and escape up to the free states. Huck accidentally lets the raft become untied and tried to go after it in the canoe. He was chasing after the raft when he heard a whoop and he kept trying to locate the voice that he hoped was Jim he realized that he must have gotten separated from Jim by an island. Finally after a long night, he see's the raft with Jim in it. When Jim wakes up Huck pretends that nothing ever happened and that Jim must have been dreaming. Then, Huck felt ashamed for tricking Jim.
Huck and Jim traveled along the river and they kept a watch out for the town of Cairo because that is when they knew that they were free. Huck began to doubt himself about him letting Jim go and escape. Jim begins talking about how he wants to save up every cent and buy his wife and children back, or get a white man to steal them back. When they reach a town Huck goes over to see what town it is. Then Huck is stopped by two white men and they ask Huck if he is traveling with a white man, and he tells them that he is traveling with his family who are sick with smallpox so that they do not make sure that he is lying. So they give him money and tell him to go to the next town over and Huck decides once an for all to let Jim go free and not turn him in. They travel on in search of Cairo, and each time they are only a little closer. At the end of the chapter, a steamboat runs over their raft and they are cornered by dogs.
The chapter starts with someone calling out "Be done, boys! Who's there?" and Huck convinces the boys that he is alone and he uses the name George Jackson. They let Huck come into the room and told him that if there was anyone else out there with him then they would be shot. When Huck came into the room, he saw that there were three large men, an older woman, and two young women. They all looked fine and handome and he referred to the men as gentlemen. Then a boy about Huck's age named Buck came in and let Huck borrow some clothes while he jabbered at him about various things. Then the family fed Huck one of the nicest meals that he had ever eaten. He then told them a story of how his "family" had all died and he had taken everything from their home and he traveled along the river, then he went overboard the steamboat, and that is how he had gotten there. They offered him a home for as long as Huck needed one, and he statyed that night. When he woke in the morning he tricked Buck into telling his name because he had forgotten. Huck goes on to describe the house, which is by far finer than anything Huck had ever seen. He describes different drawings that their girl had done at the age of fifteen before she died. They were all very sad pictures. Then he finishes telling about the very fine house that he is staying at.
Huck describes the people that he is living with, they are obviously very wealthy aristocrats. They own over 100 slaves and they often hold balls and they each have their own slave to wait on them. Then when he was out hunting with Buck one day, Buck went to shoot at a neighboring families son, and you find out that there is a feud going on between the two families for 30 years and many of their family members have died because of it. Then one day one of the daughters of the family sent Huck to go to the church for her because she forgot her copy of the Testament and when he found it in the church he shoo it and a paper fell out and it said Half past two and she thanked him and told him that he was the best little boy in the world. He then went off to play in the woods and his slave Jack followed him out and took him to a hidden spot in the swamp and showed him that Jim had been hiding there waiting for their raft to get all fixed up so they could keep traveling. The next morning the family was all missing from the house and Huck asked Jack where everyone was and he told Huck that Miss. Sophia and one of the boys from the family they had a feud against had run off together and they went to go find them and kill the boy. Huck went to go look for the family and he followed the gunshots and he climbed a tree when he came upon Buck and his cousin hiding behing some logs, and then the men that were shooting at them snuck up behind them and shot both Buck and Buck's cousin. Huck stayed in the tree until dark, too afraid to come down. He eventually came down and covered up the faces of Buck and his cousin. Then he ran to the swamp and found Jim and they started going along the river in their raft again.
The beginning of this chapter is what I would describe as wistful. It describes how Huck and Jim spent their days and nights on the raft and along the Mississipi. They loved life on the raft, and Huck describes it in great detail. He talks about his discussions with Jim about the stars and whether they are made or they just happen. Huck thinks that they just happen but when Jim suggets that maybe the moon made them, he decides that it is a reasonable enough idea. Then one day when Huck is paddling up a little crick, he comes along a group of men who are running through the woods and they ask him for help because they are being chased by dogs and Huck helps them. After the excitement ends, they all sit down to breakfast and each man tells their story about how they came about being chased through the woods. One of the men had been selling something to take the tartar off the teeth, and the other had been selling various things as well, and then something happened to make the town threaten to tar and feather hims and he had a half and hour before they let the dogs out and the two men had met while running out of town.They then both confess to being jack of all trades and they do any thing from being actors to doctors to earn some money. Then one of the men starts to cry and they ask him what's wrong and he says that he is sad at how far he has fallen from the secret of his birth. He tells the group that he was the rightful heir to the Bridgewater Duke title. Then when Huck and Jim start waiting on him at dinner and calling him his rightful title the other old man all of a suddens bursts out that he is the rightful heir to the French throne and that he is really the King of France. Then, Huck and Jim start fawning over him as well, Bridgewater becomes jealous. Huck begins to suspect that they are not really Kings and Dukes at all but just frauds, but he says nothing because he didn't have any problems to he just went with it, which was a lesson he said he learned from living with Pap
At the beginning of this chapter Huck tells the two men the story of how they had gotten where they were and Huck made up a story abou his family that had all died. They were very impressed. That night they had made a plan but a big storm blew in. While the two men took both Huck and Jim's bed's, Huck and Jim divided up watch and they enjoyed watching the storm. Then in the morning they set up camp and Huck and the two men went into town and discovered the town all together in a camp attending a funeral. Huck and the two men watched the crazy goings on, until the king jumped up on the stage and told them that he was a pirate that had sinned his whole life but he was reborn and he took up a fund to help him travel back to the ocean so he could reform other sinning pirates. He made an large sum of money and when he talked with the Duke they planned to sell Jim back to earn the $200 and then Huck and Jim got away and they decided they never wanted to meet royalty again.
Chapter Twenty One
After a night of drinking, the Duke and the King, wake up and they reenact the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet and the sword fight scene from Richard III. The Duke also did a speech from Hamlet and mixed up many of the lines, but Huck was very impressed with it all and he though that it was very impressive. Then they all go to a small town in Arkansas and Huck tells about how the town is filthy and disgusting and he described the people as tobacco chewing and lazy. Then they shoot a man in front of his daughter while the duke was handing out theatrical adverts. The people of the town then proceed to try and lynch the man that shot him.
Chapter Twenty Two
The mob runs through the streets and goes to Sherburns house and knocks down his front fence. Then they back away when Sherburn comes out onto his roof with a gun. Then, the man gives a speech about mob mentality and how they are all cowards and then the crowd disperses.Then Huck goes to the circus and there was a performer who seemed to be drunk and he road around the ring on a horse looking like he was going to fall off at any second. Everyone in the crowd loved it but Huck could hardly watch. Then only twelve people showed up to the dukes performance, and they jeered through the whole thing. Then he printed new flyers for a new play and only the bottom they said No Women or Children Allowed.
Chapter Twenty Three
The Duke and the King do their play and many people show up. The king appears to be wearing nothing but body paint and some other crazy things. The whole audience is howling with laughter. But when they end the show after a very short performance the whole audience thinks that they are being ripped off and they almost attack the king and duke. But then the people from the show decide that since they got ripped off at the show, then everyone else should be ripped off too, so they tell everyone that it was a wonderful show and again, there was a full audience. On the third night Huck and the Duke make an escape because they suspect that everyone there is going to take revenge on them. So before the show they escape to the raft. Jim is shocked with the Duke and the King that they are rabscallions, and Huck dosent tell Jim that they are fake. That night Jim complains about missing his wife and children. He recounts a couple of sad stories about them.
Chapter Twenty Four
When they reach the next town Jim complains of having to sit in the raft all scared, so the Duke dresses him up as a sick arab. Huck and the Duke board a steamboat so that the duke can make an entrance into the next town. While on the steamboat they meet a man who is on his way to south america and he tells them of a wealthy man who died and left all of his money to two men and the duke gets all of the information about the family. Then the duke and the king pretend to be the brothers who get the inheritance and Huck says that it is enough to make him ashamed of the human race.
Chapter Twenty Five
Then in this chapter, the town and the old mans three nieces meet the duke and king and they are all crying and blubbering and Huck is disgusted. They all figure out how the money situation from the letter that the man left and the king and the duke were given $6,00. Then a friend of the man who died declared them fakes and begged the nieces not to give the men the money but she does anyway.
Chapter Twenty Six
The king arranges to stay at the Wilkes house, and Huck has dinner with the youngest of the Wilkes sister and Huck calles her Hare-Lip because of strange lip that she has. The girl quizzes Huck on his knowledge of England and he messes up several times until she finally asked if thy were fakes. She then gets chastised for being rue to a guest, and Huck feels terrible and vows to give the money back. Then Huck sneaks into the King and Dukes room in search of the money, and when the two men come in he hides and listens to their plans to leave that night, then they change their minds and decide to stay and steal all of the families property. THen when they leave, Huck takes the $6000 dollares and escapes into he night
Chapter Twenty Seven
Huck hears someone coming so he frantically hides the sack of money in the coffin and Mary-Jane comes in crying. Huck never is able to get the money out of the coffin and he is scared of what will happen to it. Then the next day, the house is woken up by a dog barking and when the undertaker goes down to stop it, he seals the coffin with the money still inside. Then, the king and duke promise to take the Wilkes sisters to england and they sell the estate and the slaves and the sisters are very distraught that the slaves have been separated from their parents. When Huck is questioned by the duke and king, he make them think the at the slaves has something to do with the money disappearing.
Chapter Twenty Eight
The next morning Huck finds Mary-Jane crying and she explains that the joy of moving to England has worn off and she was mourning the separation of the slave family and Huck because he felt bad blurted out that that family would be reunited soon. Then Mary-Jane forces Huck to explain why he said that and explains everything to her. Huck tells her to go to a friends house that night and give him time to get away. She then leaves without seeing the uncles because her face would give her away. Before she leaves Mary-Jane tells Huck that she will never forget him. After she leaves Huck leaves a note with the location of the money. Then the two older sisters find Huck and asks him questions about where Mary-Jane went and he tells them she has gone to visit a friend and then he tricks them into not saying anything. Then a mob breaks into the auction of the estate with two men claiming to be the two real brothers.
Chapter Twenty Nine
The two real Wilks brothers show up with an authentic english accents and a very believable story as to why they were delayed. The two brothers declare the king and the duke frauds and the townspeople become suspicious when the men are not able to show the $6000. The men then compare signatures with each other to what the people know as their signatures. The duke and king are exposed but hey refuse to give up their claims.Finally the real brother says that he knows of a tattoo on the dead mans chest and the two groups give different accounts of the tattoo. Then the undertaker says that he had no knowledge of the tattoo at all and the townspeople declare them both frauds. Until the lawyer send the men to look at the body and say what the tattoo was of. When the money is found the person holding Huck is so surprised and there is chaos everywhere that Huck is able to escape and steal a canoe and he and Jim float away on the raft and Huck is happy until he sees the king and duke approachig on the raft
When the two men get aboard the raft the king almost strangles Huck for deserting them but the duke stops him. Teh two men explain how they got away and then they said that they believed that the other hid it in the box but refused to tell the other and they started fighting until they stopped and made up then went to bed.
Chapter Thirty One
They all travel downstream for a couple of days trying to outrun any stories that might have followed them downstream. Huck and Jim plan to ditch the duke and king because they are becoming increasingly cruel and fighting a lot. Then Huck and the king go into town and when the king gets into a barfight, Huck runs back to the raft to escape with Jim and he learns that the duke had sold Jim with the flyers that they made and Huck considers writing to Miss. Watson. but then he realizes that she would just sell Jim too. Huck remembers all of the times on the raft with Jim and he decides that he will go to hell to keep Jim out of slavery. He then makes his way to the farm that Jim is on and he comes across the king and the king tells him that Jim is on a farm 40 miles away.
Chapter Thirty Two
When Huck arrives at the Phelps's home, a pack of hounds threaten him but the slave woman calls them off and the mistress of the house comes out and is convinced that he is her nephew Tom and he was delayed because of a steamboat accident. She is relieved and Huck is worried that he won't b able to keep up the charade for long, but he finds out that "Tom" is none other than his best friend Tom Sawyer, and when he hears a steamboat coming up the river, he tell the aunt and uncle that he is going to get his luggage, but he is really going to find Tom Sawyer in case he is on the steamboat.
Chapter Thirty Three
When Huck meets Tom on the road, Tom is at first started at the "ghost" but then finally was convinced that Huck had never really died. He then even agreed to help Huck free Jim, and Huck was shocked that Jim would agree to do something like that, and he said that he thought well of Tom Sawyer in that moment. When they go back to the farm they are delighted to have another guest and Tom pretends to bea William Thompson from Ohio. During dinner the two boys wait for the famly
Chapter Thirty Four
Tom says that he thinks that he saw a black man delivering food to a shed and they think that that might be where Tom is living. Tom and Huck butt heads when they come up with a plan for getting Jim out. Tom's plan is much more intricate and Huck admits that is is 15 times more stylish than his own but he thinks it will probably get them killed. When Jim's keeper Nat lets the boys see Jim, Jim cries out and Nat becomes suspicious but Tom tell him it was the work of witches. They then plan to dig Jim out.
Chapter Thirty Five
Tom starts making more obstacles for them to handle during the escape because he is disapointed with how easy Silas Phelps has made it for his slaves to escape. So he adds all of these various obstacles for them to handle like sawing through the chain and the escape has to involve rope and a mote and other things that a "proper" escape should have. But when Huck steals a watermelon from the slaves garden Tom chastises him and makes him pay the slaves a dime.
Chapter Thirty Six
The boys prepare for the escape by stealing all of the supplies that they need and digging the hole to where Jim is with pic axes. The boys then go about making a witch pie with rope in it to help Jim escape and they tell Nat that the only way to get rid of the witches taunting him is to bake a witch pie and give it to Jim.
Chapter Thirty Seven
When Aunt Sally notices the missing things she takes out her anger on everyone, except the boys because she does not want them to leave and she is unfailingly nice to them. Then she thinks that the rats have taken all of her things and then she becomes so confused that she forgets how many she had in the first place. Then Huck and Tom go about plugging up all of the rat holes whick confuses Silas because he was about to the the same thing. But then the boys finally finish making the Witch pie and they send it to Jim.
Chapter Thirty Eight
Tom again insists on doing some more unnecessary things that just end of being more trouble like scratching a code of arms on the wall and growing a flower to water with his tears. But when Huck and Tom need to move a millstone they sneak Jim out to help and Huck notices while he and Jim are struggling with the millstone that Tom likes being the one in charge while everyone else does all of the work. Then Tom tries to convince Jim to bring a snake into the cell and tame it, but Jim is still afraid and superstitious of snakes.
Chapter Thirty Nine
Huck and Tom capture lots and lots of rats and snakes to put in the shed where Jim is being held, and when they do this, they accidentally infests the Phelps's house with the critters and Mrs. Phelps has a sort of mental breakdown over the state of disorder that her house is in. Then Uncle Jim plans to put an adervtisment in the New Orleans and St. Louis newspapers. Huck becomes worried that Mrs, Hudson would surely see it because of her residence in St. Petersburg. Tom then writes a letter warning the Phelps's from an unknown friend that tells that the Phelps's are going to be in trouble very soon. Then Tom writes another letter from a reformed gang
When Aunt Sally and Uncle Silas got the letter, they became very worried and sent the boys to bed right after supper and then the boys see men standing outside the house with guns and then the men suddenly attack the shed. While that is happening, the boys and Jim escape through the hole in the shed. Then when they are escaping, Tom makes a noise and the men end up shooting at them and Tom gets shot in the leg. They then run to the canoe and start floating down river towards the island. Tom is delighted to have the bullet in his leg, and Jim and Huck are worried and they think that they should probably get a doctor.
Chapter Forty One
Huck leaves Tom and Jim on the raft while Huck goes to find a doctor and sends him to the canoe that Tom is on that only holds one person. The next morning, Huck runs into Silas, and Silas takes Huck home with him. The farm is filled with all of the wives and farmers discussing the strange events of the previous night and the bizarre things that were in Jim;'s shed and they discuss the obvious skill of the band of robbers. Huck becomes distressed because Aunt Sally will not let him out to go search for Tom because she has already lost Tom and she doesn't want to lose another of the two boys because I think she generally loves the two boys. Huck is so touched that he vows to never hurt her again.
Chapter Forty Two
Tom doesn't come home and Uncle Sila's has not been able to find him either. When a letter arrives from Aunt Polly (Tom's real mother) she is about to open the letter when Tom (Sid) is carried inside half consious on a matres with a crowd of various people including Jim in chains. She then casts the letter aside. The men of the village want to hang Jim, but they do not want to offend the Jim's master. They treat Jim horribly and chain him inside the shed then the doctor tells them of Jim's valiant efforts to save Tom and that he sacrificed his freedom for it. Aunt Sally stays at Tom's bedside and she is very relieved that he is recovering. When Tom wakes, he gleefully tells the story of how they set Jim free. When Tom finds out the Jim is in chains he tells them that Jim is actually free, and Mrs Watson has died and in her will said that she wanted Jim to be free. Then, Aunt Polly walks into the room and the two women tearfully reunite. Then she identifies Tom and Huck and she chastises them for all of their shenanigans.
Chapter Forty Three
In the beginning of the chapter, Tom tells Huck that once he had "freed" Jim he planned to repay Jim for his troubles and set up and elaborate plan od sending Jim back as a hero. When Aunt Polly and the Phelpses hear about the assistance Jim gave in aiding the doctor with Toms bullet wound, they immediatley unchain him and feed him and treat him very well. Tom makes a full recovery and to show off, he wears the bullet around his leg on a chain. He and Huck decide to go on another adventure to Indian Territory and then Jim reveals that Huck's father has been dead and that the body that they found in the floating house was Pap. Huck then writes that he has nothing more to write about and he is glad because writing a book has been quite a chore and he does not plan on writing any more because he is going on an adventure because Aunt Sally has tried to adopt him and 'sivilize him and he has had enough of people trying to civilize him.