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Tom gives Jim $40 to compensate him for every atrocity he suffered, including: being a prisoner; living with spiders, snakes, and other creepy critters; being threatened with amputation; eating minimal amounts of food for a month.
Jim is stoked about his good fortune, which he chalks up to his having a hairy chest.
Finally, remember that dead guy near Jackson's Island way back when this crazy adventure started?
Turns out that was Huck's father, so Huck doesn't have to worry about him showing up and being drunk and abusive anymore.
Judge Thatcher, unlike Miss Watson and Pap, hasn't died. He still has Huck's $6,000 back home, which, at the going rate for prisoners, is enough to fund about 150 more mock rescues.
Pack up the raft, Tom.
So, is it back to "sivilization" for Huck?
Not a chance. He's headed out west, to "Injun" country, to have lots more adventures.