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CHAPTERS 9 "“ 10

Huck and Jim are both escaped people. So now they team up.

They go to a cave to set up and avoid the rains.

It keeps raining and the river floods. They take the boat out once in awhile to go look for stuff.

A house floats by on the river. They go into the house and find a dead guy who was murdered. Then they take supplies from the house and go back to the island.

Huck starts talking about the dead guy but Jim makes him shut up about it.

Then Jim gets bitten by a snake. It is Huck's fault but they blame it on bad luck because they are superstitious.

Huck disguises himself as a girl and goes into town to find out what people are saying about Huck and Jim.

CHAPTERS 11 "“ 12

Huck is in the town and disguised as a girl.

He talks to some chick. She tells him that Pap is gone and Jim is suspected in Huck's murder (even though Huck wasn't murdered). Then she tells him that her husband saw a fire on Jackson Island and thinks the slave is there, so he is going to go find him tonight.

The woman Huck is talking to then discovers that she is talking to a boy dressed like a girl. She doesn't know it is Huck. Huck tells her some lame story and she believes him.

Huck runs back to the island and tells Jim that some guys are coming to the island to look for him. Huck and Jim put all their crap in the raft and take off.

They sail off on a big raft. Jim builds a fire to keep warm.

They stop in St. Louis to get supplies. Then they sail some more and find a sunken steamboat. Huck overhears some guys on the boat. They turn out to be three criminals.

CHAPTERS 13 "“ 14

Jim tells Huck that their raft is broken, so they go back on the steamboat to find the lifeboats.

Huck and Jim see that the criminals have already planned on using the two passenger boat (they were gonna ditch the third criminal).

The criminals go back inside to get more money. Jim and Huck sneak onto the boat and take off.

Then Huck and Jim repair their raft and put the criminal's loot onto it. Huck rows the lifeboat to shore. When he is on shore, he tells some captain that his family is stranded on a steamboat and they need help (Huck has a big heart, he doesn't want those criminals to drown).

Then Jim and Huck meet up. They start arguing about the Bible. Huck tells Jim the story about King Solomon and the two mothers who claimed the same baby. He said to resolve it he would cut the baby in half. One mom said okay, the other said no way. Solomon then decided the one who was disgusted was the real mother.

Jim says it is stupid and Huck tries to explain to him the deeper meaning.

Then they get into another argument about the French.

CHAPTERS 15 "“ 16

Huck and Jim talk about how close they are to a "free state," where slavery is illegal.

Huck loses the raft and then finds it again. He sees Jim sleeping and plays a prank on him. Jim gets mad.

Jim talks to Huck in a way that blacks were not allowed to talk to whites back then. This is because Jim doesn't see Huck as a superior white, he sees him as a friend.

They continue on and get closer to Illinois, a free state.

Huck starts thinking about the big crime he is committing. He is helping a slave to escape. He feels like he is breaking the law so he goes to shore to turn Jim in.

On his way he meets two guys looking for runaway slaves. Then Huck realizes that Jim is his friend and he tells the two men that he hasn't seen any runaway slaves.

Then they sail on. The raft is split in two and Jim and Huck get split up. Huck goes to shore and is greeted by some barking dogs.

CHAPTERS 17 "“ 18

Huck finds himself surrounded by dogs. Some people call the dogs back from a house. Huck goes to the house.

When he walks in some guys aim guns at him because they mistake him for someone else. When they see he is just a boy, they let him in.

The house is home to the Grangerford family. Huck tells them he is an orphan who fell off a boat.

The family feeds him and invites him to stay in the house.

Huck likes the family and the house (even though it is decorated in a very tacky way).

We find out the head of the Grangerford family is a colonel. They are a rich, snooty family.

We also learn that the Grangerford family is fighting with the Sheperdson family. It is a pretty serious feud. Family members have been killed by it

Huck finds Jim again. Jim has fixed the raft. They sail off.

CHAPTERS 19 "“ 20

Mississippi River is really pretty.

Huck and Jim meet up with two guys. The guys tell Huck they are French Nobleman. Huck doesn't believe them but plays along. They are really two con artists.

They go into a town and con some people out of some money.

Then they have a plan. The only way to travel during the day (with a free slave) is to tie Jim up to something on the raft so when people see them, they think Jim is a runaway slave caught by some guys, not a free slave traveling to the North. This sucks for Jim, but he agrees to do it.

CHAPTERS 21 "“ 22

They continue down the river. The con men rehearse some Shakespeare play they will perform at the next town they visit since they are actors, too.

The con men are really bad actors and know nothing about Shakespeare's plays.

They stop in a dirty town filled with white trash. The town is rundown. The con men make up flyers to advertise their show.

In the town there is this rich dude named Colonel Sherburn. This drunk guy starts bothering him, so the colonel shoots him. The townspeople don't really care about the shooting, they all try to get in front of each other to see the drunk guy die.

Then the townspeople decide that they should kill the colonel. They go to his house to find him. He comes outside and starts speaking to them. The angry mob backs off and doesn't kill him.

The mob leaves his house.

Huck then sneaks into a circus. He is amazed by the acts, and is fooled by everything. We see that at heart, he is still a little boy.

CHAPTERS 23 "“ 24

Huck calls the con men the Duke and the King.

The 2 con men con $500 from the men in the trashy town.

King is a bad person. This makes Huck think about real "kings" who were bad people. He talks to the reader about some of the bad kings through history.

The next morning Huck sees that Jim is sad because he misses his family. Huck can't understand why a black person would miss their family so much.

Then Jim tells Huck a story about his daughter. He once hit his daughter because she wouldn't listen to him. Then he found out she had scarlet fever and that's why she was acting so weird. Jim felt awful.

The con men go to another town to con some people out of some money.

Jim starts complaining that he hates being tied up on the raft all day. So they make a plan to go travel on a steamboat.

Then when they are in the town, on the way to the steamboat, the two con men starts talking to this dude. They find out that this really rich guy in the town died, and his two brothers never showed up to claim the inheritance. So the two con men get all the details from the guy and decide to disguise themselves and pretend to be the brothers.

So they come into the town and tell everyone they are the brothers. The townspeople feel bad for them because they think that their third brother just died.

Huck is with them as their boy-servant.
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