The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - online book

Complete illustrated version of Mark Twain's classic book.

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THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN.
crowd packed around each one of these fellows, stretching their necks and listening. One long lanky man, with long hair and a big white fur stove-pipe hat on the back of his head, and a crooked-handled cane, marked out the places on the ground where Boggs stood, and where Sherburn stood, and the people following him around from one place to t'other and watching everything he done, and bobbing their heads to show they understood, and stooping a little and resting their hands on their thighs to watch him mark the places on the ground with his cane; and then he stood up straight and stiff where Sherburn had stood, frowning and having his hat-brim down over his eyes, and sung out, "Boggs !" and then fetched his cane down slow to a level, and says "Bang !" staggered backwards, says " Bang ! " again, and fell down flat on his back. The people that had seen the thing said he done it perfect ; said it was just exactly the way it all happened. Then as much as a dozen people got out their bottles and treated him.
Well, by-and-by somebody said Sherburn ought to be lynched. In about a minute everybody was saying it; so away they went, mad and yelling, and snatching down every clothes-line they come to, to do the hanging with.
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