Huck Finn Gets in Trouble

Huck Finn Gets in Trouble Fiction Nineteenth Century Life Visual Arts

Huck Finn is disappointed when he sees a group of children with their teacher, instead of a field of elephants and camels.

He seems not to share the same type of imagination as his friend, Tom Sawyer. When Tom invents a game, predicting what will happen, Huck takes his words literally (not figuratively).

This image, by E.W. Kemble, appears in the third chapter of the first edition of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Part 1). It illustrates these words of the story (describing what happens when the boys disrupt a group of school children):

We busted it up, and chased the children up the hollow; but we never got anything but some doughnuts and jam, though Ben Rogers got a rag doll, and Jo Harper got a hymn-book and a tract; and then the teacher charged in, and made us drop everything and cut.

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Image, described above, online courtesy Archive.org.




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