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290                     THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN.
nothing about any runaway nigger, and we was afraid to try to work up to it. But at supper, at night, one of the little boys says :
" Pa, mayn't Tom and Sid and me go to the show ?"
"No," says the old man, "I reckon there ain't going to be any; and you couldn't go if there was; because the runaway nigger told Burton and me all
about that scandalous show, and Burton said he would tell the people; so I reckon they've drove the owdacious loafers out of town before this time."
So there it was !óbut I couldn't help it. Tom and me was to sleep in the same room and bed ; so, being tired, we bid good-night and went up to bed, right after supper, and clumb out of the window and down the lightning-rod, and shoved for the town ; for I didn't believe anybody was going to give the king and the duke a hint, and so, if I didn't hurry up and give them one they'd get into trouble sure.
On the road Tom he told me all about how it was reckoned I was murdered, and how pap disappeared, pretty soon, and didnt come back no more, and what a stir there was when Jim run away; and I told Tom all about our Royal None≠such rapscallions, and as much of the raft-voyage as I had time to i and as we