That does the trick. The place is packed the following night.
Fortunately, the audience loves it when, during this performance of The Royal Nonesuch, the king comes out naked and prancing about.
Unfortunately, the audience doesn't love it when after ten seconds of this tomfoolery, the show is over.
They're all ready to lynch the duke and the king for taking their money without a real show to present.
Lynching seems to be everyone's weekend sport.
Then one brilliant guy reminds them that they don't want to look foolish in front of the rest of the townspeople for wasting their money. A much better plan would be to get everyone else to see the show tomorrow and then lynch the duke and the king.
The mob is all, "Good idea!"
So the duke and king clean up for a second night in a row.
On the third night, the townspeople arrive with a vengeance. And lots of rotten fruit for throwing purposes.
Unfortunately, the duke and the king have absconded with the money from all three nights' worth of shows: $465.
So, our gang of four is back on the raft and moving along the river once again.
In private (which we imagine is a difficult condition to obtain on a small raft with four people), Jim tells Huck that these men are clearly "rapscallions."
Huck responds that all kings are rapscallions—like "Henry the VIII," who used to chop off all his wives' heads.
Of course, Huck exaggerates and generally mixes up his history, but still, the boy has a point.
That night, Jim stays awake during his watch, while Huck sleeps. When Huck wakes up at daybreak, he finds Jim having a mini-breakdown.
Turns out, Jim is homesick for his family. He tells Huck a story about his daughter: he once asked her to close the door to their house, but she ignored him.
He asked her again, only to find that she still wouldn't obey him.
So, obviously, then he hit her across the head, only to find out later that the child was deaf and couldn't hear him in the first place.
That's a great thing to think about while you're away from your family, right?