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The narrator later identified as Huckleberry Finn begins Chapter One by stating that the reader may know of him from another book The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mr Mark Twain but it aint t no matter if you have not According to Huck Twain mostly told the truth with some stretchers thrown in though everyone--except Toms Aunt Polly the widow and maybe Mary--lies once in a while The other book ended with Tom and Huckleberry finding the gold some robbers had hidden in a cave They got six thousand dollars apiece which Judge Thatcher put in trust so that they each got a dollar a day from interest The Widow Douglas adopted and tried to civilise Huck But Huck couldnt stand it so he threw on his old rags and ran away But he went back when Tom Sawyer told him he could join his new band of robbers if he would return to the Widow and be respectable The Widow lamented over her failure with Huck tried to stuff him into cramped clothing and before every meal had to grumble over the food before they could eat it She tried to teach him about Moses until Huck found out he was dead and lost interest Meanwhile she would not let him smoke typically she disapproved of it because she had never tried it but approved of snuff since she used it herself Her slim sister who wears glasses Miss Watson tried to give him spelling lessons Meanwhile Huck was going stir-crazy made especially restless by the sisters constant reminders to improve his behavior When Miss Watson told him about the bad place Hell he burst out that he would like to go there as a change of scenery Secretly Huck really does not see the point in going to the good place and resolved then not to bother trying to get there When Huck asked Miss Watson told him there was no chance
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