Original Illustrated Version By Mark Twain

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"Might! Better say we would! There's some lucky days, maybe, but Friday
"Any fool knows that. I don't reckon you was the first that found it out, Huck."
"Well, I never said I was, did I? And Friday ain't all, neither. I had a rotten bad dream last night—dreampt about rats." " No! Sure sign of trouble. Did they fight ? " * "No."
"Well that's good, Huck. When they don't fight it's only a sign that there's trouble around, you know. All we got to do is to look mighty sharp and
keep out of it. We'll drop this thing for to­day, and play. Do you know Robin Hood, Huck?" " No. Who's Robin Hood ? " " Why he was one of the greatest men that was ever in England—and the best. He was a robber."
" Cracky, I wisht I was. Who did he rob ?" " Only sheriffs and bishops and rich people and kings, and such like. But he never bothered the poor. He loved 'em. He al­ways divided up with 'em perfectly square," "Well, he must 'a' been a brick." " I bet you he was, Huck. Oh, he was the noblest man that ever was. They ain't any the greatest AND best.              such men now, I can tell you. He could
lick any man in England, with one hand tied behind him; and he could take his yew bow and plug a ten cent piece every time, a mile and a half." "What's a yew bow ? "
"I don't know. It's some kind of a bow, of course. And if he hit that dime only on the edge he would set down and cry—and curse. But we'll play Robin Hood—it's noble fun. I'll learn you." "I'm agreed."