2 Chapter 19 Continue Journey down the river Huck goes ashore and meets two men who are running from troubleBoth men are con men and are escaping angry townspeopleThey 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 stormNew con: fool townspeople during a revivalKing says he’s a pirate who has been reformedPeople take up a collection for himDuke and king plan a performance of ShakespeareClaim to be escorting Jim to turn him in for a reward
4 Chapter 21Duke and king practice scenes from Romeo and Juliet, Richard III, and HamletThey obviously don’t know the plays, but Huck thinks the duke is very talentedTown in ArkansasPost handbills for performanceHuck witnesses the shooting of a drunk by SherburnPeople decide to hang Sherburn
5 Chapter 22After 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 audiencePeople want everyone to get ripped off, so they say the show was excellentKnowing on the third night that the townspeople are going to get their revenge, the duke, king, and Huck leave with the $465 they have earnedJim tells Huck about his family that he missesBeat his daughter Lizabeth for not obeyingFound out later that Lizabeth was deaf
7 Chapter 24Jim 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 brothersOne brother is deaf and muteThe duke and king enter town, posing as the brothers.
8 Chapter 25Wilks’s nieces and the town tearfully great the duke and the kingThe nieces are left $3,000 in the will; the brothers are left another $3,000Duke 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 $6,000Dr. 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 girlsHuck sneaks into the duke and king’s room, takes the $6,000 in gold, and sneaks out
10 Chapter 27Interrupted 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 itThe king sells off the Wilks’s estate, saying he’s going to take the girls to EnglandSeparates the Wilks’s slaves: a mother and her two sonsHuck makes the con men think that the slaves took the money when questioned.
11 Chapter 28Huck finds Mary Jane crying, sad over the separation of the slave familyHuck tells her the truth and then instructs her to stay with friends until he is sure Jim can be safeHuck leaves her a note with the location of the moneyThe 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 29The 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 areThe 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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