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Chapter 1 Summary The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn begins where the The Adventures of Tom Sawyer leaves off At the end of the previous novel Huck and Tom find a treasure of twelve thousand dollars which they divide Judge Thatcher takes their money and invests it in the bank at six percent interest so that each boy earns a dollar a day on their money Huck Finn moves in with the Widow Douglas who has agreed to care for him Huckleberry Finn is the narrator of this story and he starts off by describing his life to the reader After moving in with the Widow Douglas he soon runs away because she tries to civilize him she buys him new clothes and begins teaching him the Bible Tom Sawyer goes after Huck and convinces him to return after promising that they will start a band of robbers together Huck even though he returns still complains about the fact that he must wear new clothes and eat only when the dinner bell rings something he was not used to while growing up The Widow Douglas is careful to teach Huck the Bible and to forbid him from smoking Her attentions towards him are complemented by her sister Miss Watson who also lives in the house Miss Watson is a spinster who decides that Huck must get an education She tries to teach him spelling and she also lectures him on behaving well so that he will go to heaven Miss Watson warns Huck that if he does not start behaving he will go to hell However Huck is more impressed by her description of hell which he thinks sounds like a lot more fun than the lessons she keeps trying to teach him Huck goes to and lights a candle He starts to feel extremely lonesome and whenever he hears a night sound such as an owl
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