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The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XXXII The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XXXII

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XXXII
WHEN I got there it was all still and Sunday-like, and hot and sunshiny; the hands was gone to the fields; and there was them kind of faint dronings of bugs and flies in the air that makes it seem so lonesome and like everybody's dead and gone; and if a breeze fans along and quivers the leaves it makes you feel mournful, because you feel like it's spirits whispering--spirits that's been dead ever so many years--and you always think they're talking about YOU. As a general thing it makes a body wish HE was dead, too, and done with... Long Stories - Post by : jrmassoc - Date : December 2010 - Author : Mark Twain - Read : 2073

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XXXI The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XXXI

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XXXI
WE dasn't stop again at any town for days and days; kept right along down the river. We was down south in the warm weather now, and a mighty long ways from home. We begun to come to trees with Spanish moss on them, hanging down from the limbs like long, gray beards. It was the first I ever see it growing, and it made the woods look solemn and dismal. So now the frauds reckoned they was out of danger, and they begun to work the villages again. First they done a lecture on temperance; but... Long Stories - Post by : RobertGJordan - Date : December 2010 - Author : Mark Twain - Read : 1955

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XXX The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XXX

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XXX
WHEN they got aboard the king went for me, and shook me by the collar, and says: "Tryin' to give us the slip, was ye, you pup! Tired of our company, hey?" I says: "No, your majesty, we warn't--PLEASE don't, your majesty!" "Quick, then, and tell us what WAS your idea, or I'll shake the insides out o' you!" "Honest, I'll tell you everything just as it happened, your majesty. The man that had a-holt of me was very good to me, and kept saying he had a boy about as big as me that died last year, and... Long Stories - Post by : millenni - Date : December 2010 - Author : Mark Twain - Read : 3299

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XXIX The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XXIX

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XXIX
THEY was fetching a very nice-looking old gentleman along, and a nice- looking younger one, with his right arm in a sling. And, my souls, how the people yelled and laughed, and kept it up. But I didn't see no joke about it, and I judged it would strain the duke and the king some to see any. I reckoned they'd turn pale. But no, nary a pale did THEY turn. The duke he never let on he suspicioned what was up, but just went a goo- gooing around, happy and satisfied, like a jug that's googling... Long Stories - Post by : johnd1 - Date : December 2010 - Author : Mark Twain - Read : 2332

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XXVIII The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XXVIII

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XXVIII
BY and by it was getting-up time. So I come down the ladder and started for down-stairs; but as I come to the girls' room the door was open, and I see Mary Jane setting by her old hair trunk, which was open and she'd been packing things in it--getting ready to go to England. But she had stopped now with a folded gown in her lap, and had her face in her hands, crying. I felt awful bad to see it; of course anybody would. I went in there and says: "Miss Mary Jane, you can't... Long Stories - Post by : Warrior_Forumer - Date : December 2010 - Author : Mark Twain - Read : 2094

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XXVII The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XXVII

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XXVII
I CREPT to their doors and listened; they was snoring. So I tiptoed along, and got down stairs all right. There warn't a sound anywheres. I peeped through a crack of the dining-room door, and see the men that was watching the corpse all sound asleep on their chairs. The door was open into the parlor the corpse was laying, and there was a candle in both rooms. I passed along, and the parlor door was open; but I see there warn't nobody in there but the remainders of Peter; so I shoved on by; but... Long Stories - Post by : wen8213 - Date : December 2010 - Author : Mark Twain - Read : 529

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XXVI The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XXVI

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XXVI
WELL, when they was all gone the king he asks Mary Jane how they was off for spare rooms, and she said she had one spare room, which would do for Uncle William, and she'd give her own room to Uncle Harvey, which was a little bigger, and she would turn into the room with her sisters and sleep on a cot; and up garret was a little cubby, with a pallet in it. The king said the cubby would do for his valley--meaning me. So Mary Jane took us up, and she showed them their rooms, which was plain but... Long Stories - Post by : Chris_Custer - Date : December 2010 - Author : Mark Twain - Read : 2252

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XXV The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XXV

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XXV
THE news was all over town in two minutes, and you could see the people tearing down on the run from every which way, some of them putting on their coats as they come. Pretty soon we was in the middle of a crowd, and the noise of the tramping was like a soldier march. The windows and dooryards was full; and every minute somebody would say, over a fence: "Is it THEM?" And somebody trotting along with the gang would answer back and say: "You bet it is." When we got to the house the street in front... Long Stories - Post by : ashwiz - Date : December 2010 - Author : Mark Twain - Read : 1380

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XXIV The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XXIV

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XXIV
NEXT day, towards night, we laid up under a little willow towhead out in the middle there was a village on each side of the river, and the duke and the king begun to lay out a plan for working them towns. Jim he spoke to the duke, and said he hoped it wouldn't take but a few hours, because it got mighty heavy and tiresome to him when he had to lay all day in the wigwam tied with the rope. You see, when we left him all alone we had to tie him, because if anybody... Long Stories - Post by : agape100 - Date : December 2010 - Author : Mark Twain - Read : 897

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XXIII The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XXIII

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XXIII
WELL, all day him and the king was hard at it, rigging up a stage and a curtain and a row of candles for footlights; and that night the house was jam full of men in no time. When the place couldn't hold no more, the duke he quit tending door and went around the back way and come on to the stage and stood up before the curtain and made a little speech, and praised up this tragedy, and said it was the most thrillingest one that ever was; and so he went on a-bragging about the tragedy, and... Long Stories - Post by : Roy_Adriaan - Date : December 2010 - Author : Mark Twain - Read : 1487

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XXII The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XXII

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XXII
THEY swarmed up towards Sherburn's house, a-whooping and raging like Injuns, and everything had to clear the way or get run over and tromped to mush, and it was awful to see. Children was heeling it ahead of the mob, screaming and trying to get out of the way; and every window along the road was full of women's heads, and there was nigger boys in every tree, and bucks and wenches looking over every fence; and as soon as the mob would get nearly to them they would break and skaddle back out of reach. Lots of the... Long Stories - Post by : DaveH77 - Date : December 2010 - Author : Mark Twain - Read : 2559

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XXI The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XXI

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XXI
IT 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 the 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... Long Stories - Post by : sharonski - Date : December 2010 - Author : Mark Twain - Read : 1475

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XX The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XX

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XX
THEY asked us considerable many questions; wanted to know what we covered up the raft that way for, and laid by in the daytime instead of running-- was Jim a runaway nigger? Says I: "Goodness sakes! would a runaway nigger run SOUTH?" No, they allowed he wouldn't. I had to account for things some way, so I says: "My folks was living in Pike County, in Missouri I was born, and they all died off but me and pa and my brother Ike. Pa, he 'lowed he'd break up and go down and live with Uncle Ben,... Long Stories - Post by : rikki - Date : December 2010 - Author : Mark Twain - Read : 2345

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XIX The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XIX

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XIX
TWO or three days and nights went by; I reckon I might say they swum by, they slid along so quiet and smooth and lovely. Here is the way we put in the time. It was a monstrous big river down there--sometimes a mile and a half wide; we run nights, and laid up and hid daytimes; soon as night was most gone we stopped navigating and tied up--nearly always in the dead water under a towhead; and then cut young cottonwoods and willows, and hid the raft with them. Then we set out the lines. Next... Long Stories - Post by : EMBA2000 - Date : December 2010 - Author : Mark Twain - Read : 862

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XVIII The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XVIII

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XVIII
COL. GRANGERFORD was a gentleman, you see. He was a gentleman all over; and so was his family. He was well born, as the saying is, and that's worth as much in a man as it is in a horse, so the Widow Douglas said, and nobody ever denied that she was of the first aristocracy in our town; and pap he always said it, too, though he warn't no more quality than a mudcat himself. Col. Grangerford was very tall and very slim, and had a darkish-paly complexion, not a sign of red in it... Long Stories - Post by : stephe1 - Date : December 2010 - Author : Mark Twain - Read : 1286

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XVII The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XVII

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XVII
IN about a minute somebody spoke out of a window without putting his head out, and says: "Be done, boys! Who's there?" I says: "It's me." "Who's me?" "George Jackson, sir." "What do you want?" "I don't want nothing, sir. I only want to go along by, but the dogs won't let me." "What are you prowling around here this time of night for--hey?" "I warn't prowling around, sir, I fell overboard off of the steamboat." "Oh, you did, did you? Strike a light there, somebody. What did you say your name was?" "George Jackson, sir.... Long Stories - Post by : jjacobsen - Date : December 2010 - Author : Mark Twain - Read : 1520

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XVI The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XVI

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XVI
WE slept most all day, and started out at night, a little ways behind a monstrous long raft that was as long going by as a procession. She had four long sweeps at each end, so we judged she carried as many as thirty men, likely. She had five big wigwams aboard, wide apart, and an open camp fire in the middle, and a tall flag-pole at each end. There was a power of style about her. It AMOUNTED to something being a raftsman on such a craft as that. We went drifting down into a big... Long Stories - Post by : jtmjr21218 - Date : December 2010 - Author : Mark Twain - Read : 1645

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XV The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XV

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XV
WE judged that three nights more would fetch us to Cairo, at the bottom of Illinois the Ohio River comes in, and that was what we was after. We would sell the raft and get on a steamboat and go way up the Ohio amongst the free States, and then be out of trouble. Well, the second night a fog begun to come on, and we made for a towhead to tie to, for it wouldn't do to try to run in a fog; but when I paddled ahead in the canoe, with the line to make fast, there... Long Stories - Post by : Betty_Cleveland - Date : December 2010 - Author : Mark Twain - Read : 664

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XIV The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XIV

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XIV
BY and by, when we got up, we turned over the truck the gang had stole off of the wreck, and found boots, and blankets, and clothes, and all sorts of other things, and a lot of books, and a spyglass, and three boxes of seegars. We hadn't ever been this rich before in neither of our lives. The seegars was prime. We laid off all the afternoon in the woods talking, and me reading the books, and having a general good time. I told Jim all about what happened inside the wreck and at the ferryboat, and... Long Stories - Post by : jayleishman - Date : December 2010 - Author : Mark Twain - Read : 554

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XIII The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XIII

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XIII
WELL, I catched my breath and most fainted. Shut up on a wreck with such a gang as that! But it warn't no time to be sentimentering. We'd GOT to find that boat now--had to have it for ourselves. So we went a-quaking and shaking down the stabboard side, and slow work it was, too--seemed a week before we got to the stern. No sign of a boat. Jim said he didn't believe he could go any further--so scared he hadn't hardly any strength left, he said. But I said, come on, if we... Long Stories - Post by : Raphael_Love - Date : December 2010 - Author : Mark Twain - Read : 3418