Huckleberry Finn: The Adventurer

DSC06309This book is like a diary of Huckleberry Finn and has  43 chapters and 232 pages. It’s also a novel by famous  Mark Twain- the author of the book.

If you want to know the story of this book… then you have to definitely read the story written below….. 
The book is something like this –
 
There was a child named Huckleberry Finn who was adopted by a widow Douglas and Miss Watson. One day a thought came to Huck’s mind that one day somebody would come and take all the Huck’s money so he went to Judge Thatcher, with  whom  invested his money.   As he thought, in  the evening itself  his pap  who was always drunk,   came to Huck after visiting Judge Thatcher and forced him to hand over the dollars which he had got and threatened  that he had  to give money by  next day.    He  came  to Huck the next morning asking  money, but  Huck did  not give him any money.  His pap captivated  him into a log cabin. At first  Huck enjoyed  the cabin life, but he decided  to escape.
He set  a  campfire in a forest and after three or four days,  he met  Jim (Miss Watson’s nigger).  They became good companies to one another and they enjoyed  a lot.  While  Huck and Jim lived in the island, the river rose  significantly.  At one point, a  house floated  past them,  as they stood near the shore. Huck and Jim climbed  aboard the house  to see any useable thing inside , but found  a dead man lay on one  corner.   Jim went  over to inspect the body but Huck stayed back.    At a particular moment  they are separated.  He was invited to live with the Grangerfords, there  Huck was treated well.  Afterwards  he  discovered  Jim, hiding in a nearby swamp.  Everything was  peaceful   until the Grangerford’s and the Shepherdson’s had started cross firing.  Grangerford’s  family was perished  in the firing.  Huck  and Jim resumed journey  in a raft downstream.
 Downstream, Huck rescued two humbugs known as the Duke and the King.  Immediately, the two men too control of the raft and started  to travel, making money by cheating people in various towns along the river. They learned about  large inheritance meant for three recently orphaned girls. To steal their  money, the men pretended  to be the uncles of the  orphaned girls.  The girls are so happy to see their “uncles” . Huck decides to protect the girls  from the  men’s will. Huck  stole  the large bag of gold. He hid the gold in Peter Wilk’s (the girl’s father) coffin. Huck confessed  the entire story to Mary Jane and she was  hurt, but was with Huck.  She left  the house so that Huck could escape from there.  Right  after Mary Jane left,  the real Wilks uncles arrived  in town. However, because they lost their baggage on their voyage,  unable to prove their identities. Thus, they have a quarrel and the rapscallions manage to escape and rejoined the raft.
Further downstream, the King and Duke sold  Jim into slavery, claiming he is a runaway nigger  from  Orleans. Huck decided to rescue Jim, and daringly walks up to the house where Jim was kept. Luckily, the house was  owned by Tom Sawyer’s Aunt Sally. Huck immediately pretended  to be Tom. When the real Tom arrived, he pretended  to be his younger brother, Sid Swayer. Together, he and Huck contrive a plan to help Jim escape from his slavery, After a great deal of planning, the boys , one night collected  Jim and ran away. Huck, Jim, and Tom managed to escape, but Tom was shot in the leg by a group of farmers.  Huck met  a doctor, whom he sent to Tom . The doctor returned  with Tom and Jim. Jim is treated badly by Aunt Sally’s family,   until the doctor described  how Jim helped him to take care of the boy.  The doctor demanded to  let Jim free.
At this point, Aunt Polly (mom of  Tom Swayer) came.  She realized something was  wrong after her sister wrote to her that both Tom and Sid had arrived.  Aunt Polly told  them that Jim was indeed a free man, because Miss Watson had passed away and freed him. Huck and Tom give Jim forty dollars for being such a good prisoner.   After all this Huck thought about him telling that “I have got no money, because its likely pap’s been there before now, and got it all away from Judge Thatcher and drunk it up.” 


Jim  revealed  to Huck that the man in the floating house was his pap!! . Huck said  in  the novel stating  that he would never have undertaken the task of writing out his story in a book, had he known it would take so long to complete

Poorna Jayalal

 

 

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