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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

by Mark Twain

Drugs and Alcohol Quotes

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Quote #19

Boggs comes a-tearing along on his horse, whooping and yelling like an Injun, and singing out: (21.34)

Boggs, much like Huck’s Pap, makes a fool of himself when drunk.

Quote #20

"Cler the track, thar. I'm on the waw-path, and the price uv coffins is a-gwyne to raise."

Boggs makes outlandish statements when drunk, but doesn’t physically harm anyone. See more about the doomed drunkard in the "Characters Analysis" for Colonel Sherburn and Boggs.

Quote #21

He was drunk, and weaving about in his saddle; he was over fifty year old, and had a very red face. Everybody yelled at him and laughed at him and sassed him, and he sassed back, and said he'd attend to them and lay them out in their regular turns, but he couldn't wait now because he'd come to town to kill old Colonel Sherburn, and his motto was, "Meat first, and spoon vittles to top off on." (21.36)

"He don't mean nothing; he's always a-carryin' on like that when he's drunk. He's the best naturedest old fool in Arkansaw – never hurt nobody, drunk nor sober." (21.40)

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