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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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“NOW, old Jim, you’re a free man again, and I bet you won’t ever be a slave no more.” “NOW you’re a free man again, Jim! And I bet you won’t ever be a slave again!”
“En a mighty good job it wuz, too, Huck. It ’uz planned beautiful, en it ’uz done beautiful; en dey ain’t NOBODY kin git up a plan dat’s mo’ mixed-up en splendid den what dat one wuz.” “And you did a good job, too, Huck. It was planned beautifully and you pulled it off perfectly. There isn’t ANYONE who can come up wth a plan as intricate and splendid as that one.”
We was all glad as we could be, but Tom was the gladdest of all because he had a bullet in the calf of his leg. We were all very glad, but Tom was the gladdest of all, because he had a bullet lodged in his calf.
When me and Jim heard that we didn’t feel so brash as what we did before. It was hurting him considerable, and bleeding; so we laid him in the wigwam and tore up one of the duke’s shirts for to bandage him, but he says: When Jim and I heard this we didn’t feel too happy anymore. Tom was in a lot of pain, and he was bleeding. We put him in the wigwam and tore up one of the duke’s shirts to use as a bandage, but he said:
“Gimme the rags; I can do it myself. Don’t stop now; don’t fool around here, and the evasion booming along so handsome; man the sweeps, and set her loose! Boys, we done it elegant!—’deed we did. I wish WE’D a had the handling of Louis XVI., there wouldn’t a been no ’Son of Saint Louis, ascend to heaven!’ wrote down in HIS biography; no, sir, we’d a whooped him over the BORDER—that’s what we’d a done with HIM—and done it just as slick as nothing at all, too. Man the sweeps—man the sweeps!” “Give me the rags—I can do it myself. Don’t stop now, don’t fool around when the evasion is going so well. Man the oars and get her going! Boys, we did it beautifully! Yes, we did. I wish WE’D been the ones to try to break out Louis XVI. There wouldn’t have been a ‘

Son of Saint Louis, ascend to heaven!

words spoken at the execution of King Louis XVI

Son of Saint Louis, ascend to heaven!
’ written down in HIS biography. No sir, we’d have swooped him over the BORDER. That’s what WE would have done with HIM, and done it just as slick as anything, too. Man the oars, man the oars!”
But me and Jim was consulting—and thinking. And after we’d thought a minute, I says: But Jim and I were talking it over and thinking. And after we’d thought a minute, I said:
“Say it, Jim.” “Just say it, Jim.”
So he says: So he said:
“Well, den, dis is de way it look to me, Huck. Ef it wuz HIM dat ’uz bein’ sot free, en one er de boys wuz to git shot, would he say, ’Go on en save me, nemmine ’bout a doctor f’r to save dis one?’ Is dat like Mars Tom Sawyer? Would he say dat? You BET he wouldn’t! WELL, den, is JIM gywne to say it? No, sah—I doan’ budge a step out’n dis place ’dout a DOCTOR, not if it’s forty year!” “Well, this is this way it looks to me, Huck. If it was HIM that was being set free and one of the other boys got shot, would he say, ‘Go on, you’ve got to save me! Nevermind about a doctor, you’ve got to save me?’” Is that what Master Tom would say? Would he say that? Of course he wouldn’t! Well, then, is JIM going to say it? No, sir—I won’t budge off this raft without a doctor, not if it takes forty years!”
I knowed he was white inside, and I reckoned he’d say what he did say—so it was all right now, and I told Tom I was a-going for a doctor. He raised considerable row about it, but me and Jim stuck to it and wouldn’t budge; so he was for crawling out and setting the raft loose himself; but we wouldn’t let him. Then he give us a piece of his mind, but it didn’t do no good. I knew Jim was like a white man inside, and I figured that’s what he’d say—so it was settled, and I told Tom that I was going back to get a doctor. He put up a big fuss over it, but Jim and I wouldn’t budge. Tom wanted to crawl out of the wigwam and set the raft loose himself, but we wouldn’t let him. Then he started yelling at us, giving us a piece of his mind. But it didn’t do any good.
So when he sees me getting the canoe ready, he says: So when he saw me getting the canoe ready, he said:
“Well, then, if you re bound to go, I’ll tell you the way to do when you get to the village. Shut the door and blindfold the doctor tight and fast, and make him swear to be silent as the grave, and put a purse full of gold in his hand, and then take and lead him all around the back alleys and everywheres in the dark, and then fetch him here in the canoe, in a roundabout way amongst the islands, and search him and take his chalk away from him, and don’t give it back to him till you get him back to the village, or else he will chalk this raft so he can find it again. It’s the way they all do.” “Well then, if you’re determined to go, I’ll tell you what to do when you get to the village. Shut the door and blindfold the doctor securely, then make him swear not to tell anyone anything about what he’s going to see. Put a purse full of gold in his hand, and then lead him around the back alleyways in the dark before bringing him here to the canoe. Take a roundabout way through the islands, and search him and take his chalk away from him. Don’t give it back to him until you’ve gotten him back to the village, or elese he will mark up this raft so that he can find it again. That’s how they always do it.”
So I said I would, and left, and Jim was to hide in the woods when he see the doctor coming till he was gone again. I said I’d do it that way, then left. Jim was going to hide in the woods when he saw the doctor coming and not come out again until he was gone.

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