The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - online book

Complete illustrated version of Mark Twain's classic book.

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" Oh, shucks, yes, we can spare it. I don't k'yer noth'n 'bout that—it's the count I'm thinkin' about. We want to be awful square and open and above-board, here, you know. We want to lug this h-yer money up stairs and count it before every­body—then ther' ain't noth'n suspicious. But when the dead man says ther's six thous'n dol­lars, you know, we don't want to------"
" Hold on," says the duke. "Less make up the deffisit"— and he begun to haul out yaller-boys out of his pocket.
" It's a most amaz'n' good idea, duke—you have got a rattlin' clever head on you," says the king. "Blest if the old None­such ain't a heppin' us out agin " —and he begun to haul out yaller-jackets and stack them up.
It most busted them, but they made up the six thousand clean and clear.
" Say," says the duke, " I got another idea. Le's go up stairs and count this money, and then take and give it to the girls."
" Good land, duke, lemme hug you ! It's the most dazzling idea 'at ever a man struck. You have cert'nly got the most astonishin' head I ever see. Oh, this is the boss dodge, ther' ain't no mistake 'bout it. Let 'em fetch along their suspicions now, if they want to—this'll lay 'em out."
When we got up stairs, everybody gethered around the table, and the king he counted it and stacked it up, three hundred dollars in a pile—twenty elegant little piles. Everybody looked hungry at it, and licked their chops. Then they