The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - online book

Complete illustrated version of Mark Twain's classic book.

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into my pockets, but only felt outside with his hands, and said it was all right. He told me to make myself easy and at home, and tell all about myself ; but the old lady says :
" Why bless you, Saul, the poor thing's as wet as he can be; and don't you reckon it may be he's hungry ? "
"True for you, Eachel—I forgot."
So the old lady says :
"Betsy " (this was a nigger woman), "you fly around and get him something to eat, as quick as you can, poor thing; and one of you girls go and wake up Buck and tell him— Oh, here he is himself. Buck, take this little stranger and get the wet clothes off from him and dress him up in some of yours that's dry."
Buck looked about as old as me—
thirteen or fourteen or along there, though he was a little bigger than me. He hadn't on anything but a shirt, and he was very frowsy-headed. He come in gaping and digging one fist into his eyes, and he was dragging a gun along with the other one. He says :
" Ain't they no Shepherd sons around ? "
They said, no, 'twas a false alarm.
"Well," he says, "if they'd a ben some, I reckon I'd a got one."
They all laughed, and Bob says:
"Why, Buck, they might have scalped us all, you've been so slow in coming."
"Well, nobody come after me, and it ain't right. I'm always kep' down ; I don't get no show." "Never mind, Buck, my boy," says the old man, "you'll have show enough,