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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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

11) What happens after two con artists come on board Huck and Jim’s raft?

After the two con men, claiming to be a duke and a king, take over the raft, Huck claims to be Jim’s owner to avoid the men’s suspicions. The duke prints a handbill identifying Jim as a runaway slave and then shows the handbill to make others believe they have captured the runaway. This ruse allows the raft to travel during the day. Later the duke dresses Jim up as King Lear. Although they know the duke and king are frauds, Huck and Jim benefit from the money their scams bring in.