The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - online book

Complete illustrated version of Mark Twain's classic book.

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THE first time I catched Tom, pri­vate, I asked him what was his idea, time of the evasion ?—what it was he'd planned to do if the eva­sion worked all right and he man­aged to set a nigger free that was already free before ? And he said, what he had planned in his head, from the start, if we got Jim out all safe, was for us to run him down the river, on the raft, and have advent­ures plumb to the mouth of the river, and then tell him about his being free, and take him back up home on a steamboat, in style, and pay him for his lost time, and write word ahead and get out all the nig­gers around, and have them waltz him into town with a torchlight procession and a brass band, and then he would be a hero, and so would we. But I reckened it was about as well the way it was.
We had Jim out of the chains in no time, and when Aunt Polly and Uncle Silas and Aunt Sally found out how good he helped the doctor nurse Tom, they made a heap of fuss over him, and fixed him up prime, and give him all he wanted to eat, and a good time, and nothing to do. And we had him up to the