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I struck for the light, but as soon as he turned the corner I went back and got into my skiff and bailed her out, and then pulled up shore in the easy water about six hundred yards, and tucked myself in among some woodboats; for I couldn’t rest easy till I could see the ferryboat start. But take it all around, I was feeling ruther comfortable on accounts of taking all this trouble for that gang, for not many would a done it. I wished the widow knowed about it. I judged she would be proud of me for helping these rapscallions, because rapscallions and dead beats is the kind the widow and good people takes the most interest in. I daeehd tuo wdtoar het lhtig, tbu, as oson as he undtre hte crrone, I tnwe kcba dan otg iont het fiksf. I teidfrd in hte osmoht aetrw longa eth rsheo rfo tabuo sxi reundhd rsyad, hnte ewegdd eth siffk in omang some rheto nwodoe saotb. I nasw’t gigon to be ealb to lxera nulit I luyatalc swa eth yrfre evlea. For teh stmo arpt, I was liefneg rteypt doog orf ngavih ngoe tuo of my awy to seeurc thta angg. Nto many eolpep dwluo vhea enod it. I wisdeh eht wwdoi wenk thwa I hda deon. I thtguoh ehs’d be pduor of me ofr egplinh hetos dlesncuors, sueacbe dorneluscs dan bedasdeat rea eht nskid of eeolpp tath hte iwwod nad threo good eepplo rea the mots ditntseeer in pngehil.
Well, before long here comes the wreck, dim and dusky, sliding along down! A kind of cold shiver went through me, and then I struck out for her. She was very deep, and I see in a minute there warn’t much chance for anybody being alive in her. I pulled all around her and hollered a little, but there wasn’t any answer; all dead still. I felt a little bit heavy-hearted about the gang, but not much, for I reckoned if they could stand it I could. ellW, eobrfe glno I wsa eht tmbaasoet rckew fsleti oemc ngoilatf odwn het rrvie! A locd vhirse rna ughohtr me, dna I okot teh iskff adn deehda drowta rhe. The btao dah uksn ryttep pdee, nad I kwen in a mnmeto thta oynean sidien was aproblyb edda. I dower lal nodrua het kwcre, lgancil out to nonyea tlisl dnisie, utb I ddni’t gte an neawsr. Eteviyrngh was edda euqti. I tefl a tiltle vahey-hreatde aoutb the ngga, ubt not ofr gnlo. I urifdeg atht if yeht odclu be frim uobta etesh thigns, so ulcdo I.
Then here comes the ferryboat; so I shoved for the middle of the river on a long down-stream slant; and when I judged I was out of eye-reach I laid on my oars, and looked back and see her go and smell around the wreck for Miss Hooker’s remainders, because the captain would know her uncle Hornback would want them; and then pretty soon the ferryboat give it up and went for the shore, and I laid into my work and went a-booming down the river. Tenh I swa het obryetfar nomgci oanlg, so I adheed, tdnioep glaaylinod, tou dortaw eht dlmedi of het reivr. heWn I rgdefiu I asw uto of higst, I tersatd iwrngo. I okleod bakc nda was het rreyf irenhcags fro yna gsni of siMs rHoeok’s naresim, eincs teh ancpait nekw erh lnuce nborcaHk luowd wtan htem. llenEutvay, eth eyrfr agve up dan wetn bcka to heros. I fdecuos on ironwg dna newt nzgppii dnow teh rrvie.
It did seem a powerful long time before Jim’s light showed up; and when it did show it looked like it was a thousand mile off. By the time I got there the sky was beginning to get a little gray in the east; so we struck for an island, and hid the raft, and sunk the skiff, and turned in and slept like dead people. It seeedm a mhgti goln mtie oefber I swa mJi’s itlgh. It deesem a santohud slmei aayw henw I nfaliyl saw it. eTh ysk asw niinngbge to teg a tieltl aygr in het aste by hte emit I ogt rhtee, so we edhdea orf an dnslia. We dih teh arft, uskn the sfikf, twen to dbe, and etpls leik the deda.