Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
by Mark Twain
Jim Timeline and Summary
- Jim gets famous among the slaves when the prank played on him makes it seem that he was visited by witches
- Jim reads Huck his fortune using the magic hairball.
- Jim, having run away from Miss Watson, runs into Huck on Jackson’s Island. We learn that he is a suspect in Huck’s murder.
- Jim declares that he will be rich someday, on account of his having a hairy chest.
- Jim finds an unknown body and refuses to let Huck see it.
- He gets bitten by a rattlesnake.
- Jim and Huck discover three robbers on a wrecked steamboat.
- Jim passes judgment on Solomon, the irony of which we are totally digging.
- He is separated from Huck in the fog, and the next morning he is angry that Huck tried to trick him into thinking it was a dream. We witness an important milestone in the Huck-Jim relationship when Huck apologizes for his prank.
- He encounters the duke and king, gets tricked into believing their titles are real, and concludes that all royalty are crappy people.
- He dresses as an Arab to avoid detection.
- Jim tells a touching story about smacking his daughter.
- He and Huck try to escape from the duke and king but fail.
- He is sold as a runaway by the king to Silas Phelps.
- He plays the unhappy part of prisoner to satisfy the childish whims of Tom Sawyer.
- Jim is freed by Huck and Tom, but risks his own freedom to help the doctor with Tom’s calf.
- He is again imprisoned and generously not killed on account of saving Tom’s life.
- Jim finds out he’s been free for two whole months, and, amazingly, he is not super, super angry, as we would have been, about this whole situation.
- He informs Huck that his father died back at Jackson’s Island.
- At getting paid for his time as a prisoner, Jim declares himself rich, which, of course, he chalks up to his hairy chest.