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Huck Finn Quotes.
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  1. “I hadn’t had a bite to eat since yesterday, so Jim he got out some corn-dodgers and buttermilk, and pork and cabbage and greens—there ain’t nothing in the world so good when it’s cooked right—and whilst I eat my supper we talked and had a good time. . . .We said there warn’t no home like a raft, after all. Other places do seem so cramped up and smothery, but a raft don’t. You feel mighty free and easy and comfortable on a raft.”
  •  In Chapter 18, Huck had just escaped from the Grangerford-Shepherdson feud and is sickened by the society. Even the simple food Jim offers Huck is delicious in this atmosphere of freedom and comfort.
     2.  “Tom told me what his plan was, and I see in a minute it was worth fifteen of mine for style, and would make Jim just as free a man as mine would, and maybe get us all killed besides. So I was satisfied, and said we would waltz in on it.”
  • This quotation from Chapter 34, we see Huck is once again swayed by Tom. The plan was to break Jim out of the shed.
      3. “The Widow Douglas she took me for her son, and allowed she would civilize me; but it was rough living in the house all the time, considering how dismal regular and decent the widow was in all her ways; and so when I couldn’t stand it no longer I lit out. I got into my old rags and my sugar-hogshead again, and was free and satisfied. But Tom Sawyer he hunted me up and said he was going to start a band of robbers, and I might join if I would go back to the widow and be respectable. So I went back”
  • These lines appear on the first page of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Huck is discussing the events that had occurred at the end of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, this is where Huck’s first appearance had occurred.
      4.  “It was a close place. I took . . . up [the letter I’d written to Miss Watson], and held it in my hand. I was a-trembling, because I’d got to decide, forever, betwixt two things, and I knowed it. I studied a minute, sort of holding my breath, and then says to myself: “All right then, I’ll go to hell”—and tore it up. It was awful thoughts and awful words, but they was said. And I let them stay said; and never thought no more about reforming.”
  • This is from chapter 31, this is the moral climax of the novel. The Duke and the Dauphin had sold Jim. Jim was being held in the Phelpses’ shed.
      5. “But I reckon I got to light out for the territory ahead of the rest, because Aunt Sally she’s going to adopt me and civilize me, and I can’t stand it. I been there before.”
  • These lines occur in the last bit of the novel. By the final chapter, everything is settled. Jim is set free, Tom is recovering from a bullet wound, and Aunt Sally is offering to adopt Huck.

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