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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Chapter 36

By Mark Twain

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Chapter 36

  • Apparently, digging thirty-foot tunnels is tough work, especially when you don't want to use a shovel. He concedes to practicality, as long as they can pretend they dug him out with a knife and not a pickaxe.
  • Huck takes this as a sign that Tom is just full of principles.
  • The boys include Jim in plotting their various machinations, many of which include hiding things like brass candlesticks in his food.
  • When Nat (the superstitious slave) starts getting suspicious, the boys blame all the mysterious happenings on witches.
  • Not to worry. They'll bake a witch's pie to placate the spirits.

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