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Huck Finn Chapters 19-30 Summary. Chapter 19 ► Continue Journey down the river ► Huck goes ashore and meets two men who are running from trouble ► Both.

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1 Huck Finn Chapters 19-30 Summary

2 Chapter 19 ► Continue Journey down the river ► Huck goes ashore and meets two men who are running from trouble ► Both men are con men and are escaping angry townspeople ► They fool Huck and Jim by saying that they are an English Duke and the heir to the throne in France (dauphin)

3 Chapter 20 ► Huck tells the duke and king that he is orphaned ► The duke and king take Huck and Jim’s beds and make them stand watch during a storm ► New con: fool townspeople during a revival  King says he’s a pirate who has been reformed  People take up a collection for him ► Duke and king plan a performance of Shakespeare ► Claim to be escorting Jim to turn him in for a reward

4 Chapter 21 ► Duke and king practice scenes from Romeo and Juliet, Richard III, and Hamlet ► They obviously don’t know the plays, but Huck thinks the duke is very talented ► Town in Arkansas  Post handbills for performance  Huck witnesses the shooting of a drunk by Sherburn  People decide to hang Sherburn

5 Chapter 22 ► After giving a speech about mob mentality with a rifle in hand, Sherburn is spared by the lynch mob. ► Huck goes to the circus but can’t bear to watch the performers in “danger.” ► Only 12 people come to the duke and king’s first performance and jeer. ► Duke prints a new advertisement, saying women and children are not admitted to the performance

6 Chapter 23 ► The next performance of “The Royal Nonesuch” is sold out. ► The duke and king put on only a brief show, which upsets the audience ► People want everyone to get ripped off, so they say the show was excellent ► Knowing on the third night that the townspeople are going to get their revenge, the duke, king, and Huck leave with the $465 they have earned ► Jim tells Huck about his family that he misses  Beat his daughter Lizabeth for not obeying  Found out later that Lizabeth was deaf

7 Chapter 24 ► Jim is scared to be left alone on the raft during trips to town, so the duke paints his face blue and calls him a “Sick Arab.” ► The king hears about a recently deceased man named Peter Wilks, who had sent for his two English brothers before he died.  Wilks left a lot of money to these brothers  One brother is deaf and mute ► The duke and king enter town, posing as the brothers.

8 Chapter 25 ► Wilks’s nieces and the town tearfully great the duke and the king ► The nieces are left $3,000 in the will; the brothers are left another $3,000 ► Duke and king find the money. Since it is short of the promised $6,000, they add in some of their own money. ► With a great show for the town, the duke and king give the nieces the entire $6,000 ► Dr. Robinson, an old friend of Wilks, calls the men frauds and urges Mary Jane, one of Wilks’s nieces, to see this. ► Mary Jane gives the entire $6,000 to the duke and king to invest how they choose

9 Chapter 26 ► The duke, king, and Huck have dinner at the Wilks home ► Three nieces: Mary Jane, Susan, Joanna (the “hare- lip”) ► Huck resolves to get the money back for the girls ► Huck sneaks into the duke and king’s room, takes the $6,000 in gold, and sneaks out

10 Chapter 27 ► Interrupted by Mary Jane, Huck hides the money in Peter Wilks’s coffin. ► The money gets sealed inside the coffin before Huck can get back to it ► The king sells off the Wilks’s estate, saying he’s going to take the girls to England  Separates the Wilks’s slaves: a mother and her two sons ► Huck makes the con men think that the slaves took the money when questioned.

11 Chapter 28 ► Huck finds Mary Jane crying, sad over the separation of the slave family ► Huck tells her the truth and then instructs her to stay with friends until he is sure Jim can be safe ► Huck leaves her a note with the location of the money ► The next day, a mob interrupts the auction of the Wilks’s belongings. Two men arrive who claim to be Peter Wilks’s actual brothers

12 Chapter 29 ► The real brothers explain why they were late arriving, and the doctor declares the duke and the king are frauds. However, the duke and the king cannot produce the $6,000. ► A series of tests are done to see who the real brothers are ► The body of Peter Wilks is exhumed to check for a tattoo, and the money is found. ► Huck escapes and sails with Jim down the river. ► The duke and king catch up to them in a boat.

13 Chapter 30 ► The men are angry with Huck for leaving them. ► The duke and the king each suspect that the other hid the money to take it later. ► They almost fight over it, but go to sleep.


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