The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain

Key Questions and Answers

Summary Key Questions and Answers
How does Huck escape from the feud between the Grangerfords and the Shepherdsons?

When actual shooting breaks out between the two feuding clans, Huck climbs into a cottonwood tree to hide. He stays hidden during the shootout that kills his friend Buck and waits until after dark to come down. Then Huck runs to the river, where Jim has been hiding on an island in the swamp. Jim has their raft ready, and the two “shove off for the big water.” Huck says, “I never felt easy till the raft was two mile below there and out in the middle of the Mississippi.”