The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - online book

Complete illustrated version of Mark Twain's classic book.

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was after sun-up, now, but we went
right on, and didn't tie up. The king
and the duke turned out, by-and-by,
looking pretty rusty ; but after they'd
jumped overboard and took a swim, it
chippered them up a good deal. After
breakfast the king he took a seat on a
corner of the raft, and pulled off his
boots and rolled up his britches, and
let his legs dangle in the water, so as
to be comfortable, and lit his pipe, and
went to getting his Romeo and Juliet
by heart. When he had got it pretty
good, him and the duke begun to
practice it together. The duke had to
learn him over and over again, how to
say every speech ; and he made him sigh, and put his hand on his heart, and
after while he said he done it pretty well; "only," he says, "you mustn't
bellow out Romeo ! that way, like a bull—you must say it soft, and sick, and
languishy, so—R-o-o-meo ! that is the idea ; for Juliet's a dear sweet mere child
of a girl, you know, and she don't bray like a jackass."
Well, next they got out a couple of long swords that the duke made out of
oak laths, and begun to practice the sword-fight—the duke called himself
Richard III. ; and the way they laid on, and pranced around the raft was grand
to see. But by-and-by the king tripped and fell overboard, and after that they 12