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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 : 934

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 : 1544

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 : 2601

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 : 1515

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 : 2399

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 : 960

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 : 1338

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 : 1589

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 : 1716

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 : 737

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 : 604

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 : 3462

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XII The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XII

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XII
IT must a been close on to one o'clock when we got below the island at last, and the raft did seem to go mighty slow. If a boat was to come along we was going to take to the canoe and break for the Illinois shore; and it was well a boat didn't come, for we hadn't ever thought to put the gun in the canoe, or a fishing-line, or anything to eat. We was in ruther too much of a sweat to think of so many things. It warn't good judgment to put EVERYTHING on the... Long Stories - Post by : nparekh - Date : December 2010 - Author : Mark Twain - Read : 1353

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XI The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XI

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter XI
"COME in," says the woman, and I did. She says: "Take a cheer." I done it. She looked me all over with her little shiny eyes, and says: "What might your name be?" "Sarah Williams." "Where 'bouts do you live? In this neighborhood?' "No'm. In Hookerville, seven mile below. I've walked all the way and I'm all tired out." "Hungry, too, I reckon. I'll find you something." "No'm, I ain't hungry. I was so hungry I had to stop two miles below here at a farm; so I ain't hungry no more.... Long Stories - Post by : Ace_Of_Shirts - Date : December 2010 - Author : Mark Twain - Read : 2991

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter X The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter X

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter X
AFTER breakfast I wanted to talk about the dead man and guess out how he come to be killed, but Jim didn't want to. He said it would fetch bad luck; and besides, he said, he might come and ha'nt us; he said a man that warn't buried was more likely to go a-ha'nting around than one that was planted and comfortable. That sounded pretty reasonable, so I didn't say no more; but I couldn't keep from studying over it and wishing I knowed who shot the man, and what they done it for. We rummaged the clothes we'd... Long Stories - Post by : mrcfunds - Date : December 2010 - Author : Mark Twain - Read : 638

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter IX The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter IX

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter IX
I WANTED to go and look at a place right about the middle of the island that I'd found when I was exploring; so we started and soon got to it, because the island was only three miles long and a quarter of a mile wide. This place was a tolerable long, steep hill or ridge about forty foot high. We had a rough time getting to the top, the sides was so steep and the bushes so thick. We tramped and clumb around all over it, and by and by found a good big cavern in the rock, most... Long Stories - Post by : Richard N Adams - Date : December 2010 - Author : Mark Twain - Read : 3215

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter VIII The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter VIII

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter VIII
THE sun was up so high when I waked that I judged it was after eight o'clock. I laid there in the grass and the cool shade thinking about things, and feeling rested and ruther comfortable and satisfied. I could see the sun out at one or two holes, but mostly it was big trees all about, and gloomy in there amongst them. There was freckled places on the ground where the light sifted down through the leaves, and the freckled places swapped about a little, showing there was a little breeze up there. A couple of... Long Stories - Post by : janislynn - Date : December 2010 - Author : Mark Twain - Read : 3383

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter VII The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter VII

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter VII
"GIT up! What you 'bout?" I opened my eyes and looked around, trying to make out where I was. It was after sun-up, and I had been sound asleep. Pap was standing over me looking sour and sick, too. He says: "What you doin' with this gun?" I judged he didn't know nothing about what he had been doing, so I says: "Somebody tried to get in, so I was laying for him." "Why didn't you roust me out?" "Well, I tried to, but I couldn't; I couldn't budge you." "Well, all right. Don't stand there... Long Stories - Post by : justsurfin - Date : December 2010 - Author : Mark Twain - Read : 2893

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter VI The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter VI

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter VI
WELL, pretty soon the old man was up and around again, and then he went for Judge Thatcher in the courts to make him give up that money, and he went for me, too, for not stopping school. He catched me a couple of times and thrashed me, but I went to school just the same, and dodged him or outrun him most of the time. I didn't want to go to school much before, but I reckoned I'd go now to spite pap. That law trial was a slow business--appeared like they warn't ever going to get... Long Stories - Post by : etools4biz - Date : December 2010 - Author : Mark Twain - Read : 1597

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter V The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter V

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter V
I HAD shut the door to. Then I turned around and there he was. I used to be scared of him all the time, he tanned me so much. I reckoned I was scared now, too; but in a minute I see I was mistaken--that is, after the first jolt, as you may say, when my breath sort of hitched, he being so unexpected; but right away after I see I warn't scared of him worth bothring about. He was most fifty, and he looked it. His hair was long and tangled and greasy, and hung down,... Long Stories - Post by : kurtg3 - Date : December 2010 - Author : Mark Twain - Read : 3093