The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - online book

Complete illustrated version of Mark Twain's classic book.

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AS soon as we reckoned everybody was asleep, that night, we went down the lightning-rod, and shut ourselves up in the lean-to, and got out our pile of fox-fire, and went to work. We cleared everything out of the way, about four or five foot along the mid­dle of the bottom log. Tom said he was right behind Jim's bed now, and we'd dig in under it, and when we got through there couldn't nobody in the cabin ever know there was any hole there, because Jim's counterpin hung down most to the ground, and you'd have to raise it up and look under to see the hole. So we dug and dug, with the case-knives, till most mid­night ; and then we was dog-tired, and our hands was blistered, and yet you couldn't see we'd done anything, hardly. At last I says :
"This ain't no thirty-seven year job, this is a thirty-eight year job, Tom Sawyer."
He never said nothing. But he sighed, and pretty soon he stopped dig­ging, and then for a good little while I knowed he was thinking. Then he savs: