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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain
Summary Key Questions and Answers
Summary Key Questions and Answers

7) How does Huck escape from imprisonment by his father?

Huck finds “an old rusty wood-saw without any handle” and cuts a hole in the side of the cabin, keeping the hole hidden behind an old blanket. Then one day Huck finds a canoe on the river. Huck hides the canoe and loads it with food and other supplies. Then he shoots a wild pig, takes it into the cabin, and slits its throat. He uses the pig’s blood to fake his own murder. That night Huck sets off downriver in the canoe, confident he will be presumed dead.