Friday, August 28, 2015

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn / Mark Twain 175 p. Deceased author

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn / Mark Twain 175 p.

In this sequence to Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn takes to the road, actually the Mississippi River to escape from his abusive alcoholic father. Along the way he meets up with Jim, a runaway slave. Miss Watson was going to sell Jim down river away from his wife and family. Jim plans to land in Cairo Illinois, a free state, and work to earn the money to free his family.  As they raft down the river, they scavenge what they can.  When they enter a house floating by they find a dead man shot in the back.  Jim holds Huck back from looking a dead man when he covers the body.  As they miss the Cairo landing, they pass Arkansas where they meet up with the duke and the king, a couple of con artists.  Duke and king work a scam for Jim so that the slavers don't capture him.  They play several town-sized cons before the cons turn on Huck and Jim.  It is adventure after adventure in this classic.

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