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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

by Mark Twain

Foolishness and Folly Quotes

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Quote #10

"Blamed if I know – that is, what's become of the raft. That old fool had made a trade and got forty dollars, and when we found him in the doggery the loafers had matched half-dollars with him and got every cent but what he'd spent for whisky; and when I got him home late last night and found the raft gone, we said, 'That little rascal has stole our raft and shook us, and run off down the river.'" (31.35)

Although the king repeatedly refers to the foolishness of the townspeople, he makes unwise decisions at several points in the novel.

Quote #11

"For the land's sake, what IS the matter with the child? He's got the brain-fever as shore as you're born, and they're oozing out!" (40.23)

Aunt Sally is consistently portrayed as a foolish character. Read up on her more in her "Character Analysis."

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