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The Welshman, also known as Mr. Jones, is a kind old man with two sons, who lives near the Widow Douglas. Huck runs to him for help after hearing Injun Joe talk about hurting the widow, and though he is at first reluctant to listen to Huck, he comes to respect him immensely. He is instrumental in getting the Widow to take Huck in.