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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Quotes from the novel by Mark Twain

Related Quotes:   Adventures of Tom Sawyer  Mark Twain
Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Author's Notice.
You don't know about me without you have read a book by the name of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; but that ain't no matter. That book was made by Mr. Mark Twain, and he told the truth, mainly. There was things which he stretched, but mainly he told the truth.
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Opening lines of the book, Chapter 1.
After supper she got out her book and learned me about Moses and the Bulrushers and I was in a sweat to find out all about him; but by and by she let it out that Moses had been dead a considerable long time; so then I didn't care no more about him, because I don't take no stock in dead people.
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Huck, referring to the Widow Douglas, Chapter 1.
She was going to live so as to go to the good place.
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About Miss Watson, Chapter 1.
Jim was most ruined for a servant, because he got stuck up on account of having seen the devil and been rode by witches.
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Jim is Miss Watson's slave, Chapter 2.
Who told you you might meddle with such hifalut'n foolishness, hey?
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Huck's Pap rejects his son's educational pursuits, Chapter 5.
Then the old man got to cussing and cussed everything and everybody he could think of, and then cussed them all over again to make sure he hadn't skipped any, and after that he polished off with a kind of a general cuss all round, including a considerable parcel of people which he didn't know the names of, and so called them what's-his-name when he got to them, and went right along with his cussing.
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About Huck's cruel drunkard father Pap Finn, Chapter 6.
We catched fish and talked, and we took a swim now and then to keep off sleepiness. It was kind of solemn, drifting down the big, still river, laying on our backs looking up at the stars, and we didn't ever feel like talking loud, and it warn't often that we laughed—only a little kind of a low chuckle. We had mighty good weather as a general thing, and nothing ever happened to us at all—that night, nor the next, nor the next.
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Huck and Jim, Chapter 12.
Mornings, before daylight, I slipped into corn fields and borrowed a watermelon, or a mushmelon, or a punkin, or some new corn, or things of that kind. Pap always said it warn't no harm to borrow things, if you was meaning to pay them back, sometime; but the widow said it warn't anything but a soft name for stealing, and no decent body would do it.
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Huck borrows food, Chapter 12.
What's the use you learning to do right, when it's troublesome to do right and ain't no trouble to do wrong, and the wages is just the same?
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Chapter 16.
There warn't anybody at the church, except maybe a hog or two, for there warn't any lock on the door, and hogs likes a puncheon floor in summer-time because it's cool. If you notice, most folks don't go to church only when they've got to; but a hog is different.
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Chapter 18.
We said there warn't no home like a raft, after all. Other places do seem so cramped up and smothery, but a raft don't. You feel mighty free and easy and comfortable on a raft.
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Huck and Jim, Chapter 18.
These liars warn't no kings nor dukes, at all, but just low-down humbugs and frauds.
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Huck referring to the King and Duke, Chapter 19.
If I never learnt nothing else out of pap, I learnt that the best way to get along with his kind of people is to let them have their own way.
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Huck on his dad, Chapter 19.
To be, or not to be; that is the bare bodkin,
That makes calamity of so long life.
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The Duke's version of Hamlet's soliloquy, Chapter 21.
Your newspapers call you a brave people so much that you think you are braver than any other people - whereas you're just as brave, and no braver. Why don't your juries hang murderers? Because they're afraid the man's friends will shoot them in the back, in the dark -- and it's just what they WOULD do.
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Sherburn to mob who come to his house, making like they were doing to lynch him, Chapter 22.
The pitifulest thing out is a mob; that's what an army is--a mob; they don't fight with courage that's born in them, but with courage that's borrowed from their mass, and from their officers. But a mob without any MAN at the head of it is BENEATH pitifulness.
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Sherburn to the mob, Chapter 22.
The Royal Nonesuch.
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Title of show by Duke and King, Chapters 22, 23.
All kings is mostly rapscallions.
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Huck to Jim, Chapter 23.
All I say is, kings is kings, and you got to make allowances. Take them all around, they're a mighty ornery lot. It's the way they're raised.
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Huck to Jim, Chapter 23.
I do believe he cared just as much for his people as white folks does for their'n.
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Huck on Jim, Chapter 23.
Well, if I ever struck anything like it, I'm a nigger. It was enough to make a body ashamed of the human race.
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Huck says to himself after witnessing the King and Duke conning the entire town, Chapter 24.
H'aint we got all the fools in town on our side? And ain't that a big enough majority in any town?
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Chapter 26.
Pray for me! I reckoned if she knowed me she'd take a job that was more nearer her size. But I bet she done it, just the same--she was just that kind. She had the grit to pray for Judus if she took the notion--there warn't no back-down to her, I judge.
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Huck on Mary Jane, Chapter 28.
I was a-trembling, because I'd got to decide, forever, betwixt two things, and I knowed it. I studied a minute, sort of holding my breath, and then says to myself:
"All right, then, I'll GO to hell."
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Chapter 30.
I know what you'll say. You'll say it's dirty Low-down business; but what if it is? - I'm low down; and I'm agoing to steal him, and I want you to keep mum and not let on. Will you?
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Huck tells Tom Sawyer of plan to free the slave Jim, Chapter 33.
Well, it made me sick to see it; and I was sorry for them poor pitiful rascals, it seemed like I couldn't ever feel any hardness against them any more in the world. It was a dreadful thing to see. Human beings can be awful cruel to one another.
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Huck on seeing the King and Duke tarred and feathered, Chapter 33.
I knowed he was white inside.
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Huck on Jim, Chapter 40.
I reckon I got to light out for the Territory ahead of the rest, because Aunt Sally she’s going to adopt me and sivilize me, and I can’t stand it. I been there before.
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Huck's quest for freedom, last lines of book, Chapter 43.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was written by American writer and homorist Mark Twain and published in 1884. Considered one of the greatest American novels, it recounts the adventures of a boy and his friends who live in a town on the banks of Mississippi River. Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens on November 30, 1835, and died on April 21, 1910.

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