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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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

13) How does Huck foil the attempts of the duke and king to rob the Wilks family?

Pretending to be the relatives of Peter Wilks, a dead man, the duke and king work their way into the confidence of Mary Jane, Peter’s daughter. Mary Jane entrusts the duke and king with a bag of money. Huck steals the money from the con men and hides it in the dead man’s coffin. He also tells Mary Jane about the Royal Nonesuch scam and advises her on how to expose the men. Huck writes Mary Jane a note to tell her where the money is hidden.