The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - online book

Complete illustrated version of Mark Twain's classic book.

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them out loud. One bill said "The celebrated Dr. Armand de Montalban of Paris," would " lecture on the Science of Phrenology " at such and such a place, on the blank day of blank, at ten cents admission, and " furnish charts of charac­ter at twenty-five cents apiece." The duke said that was him. In another bill he was the " world renowned Shaksperean tragedian, Garrick the Younger, of Drury Lane, London." In other bills he had a lot of other names and done other wonderful things, like finding water and gold with a "divining rod," "dissipat­ing witch-spells," and so on. By-and-by he says—
" But the histrionic muse is the darling. Have you ever trod the boards,
" No," says the king. " You shall, then, before you're three days older, Fallen Grandeur," says the duke. "The first good town we come to, we'll hire a hall and do the sword-fight in Richard III. and the balcony scene in Romeo and Juliet. How does that strike you ?"
" I'm in, up to the hub, for anything that will pay, Bilge-water, but you see I don't know nothing about play-actn', and hain't ever seen much of it. I was too small when pap used to have 'em at the palace. Do you reckon you can learn me ? " "Easy!" " All right. I'm jist a-
freezn' for something fresh, anyway. Less commence, right away."
So the duke he told him all about who Romeo was, and who Juliet was, and said he was used to being Romeo, so the king could be Juliet.