Huckleberry Finn Chapter Summaries Flashcard Example #69808

Chapter 1
-From Adventures of Tom Sawyer
-got $6,000 in a cave and $1 interest a day
-Living with Widow Douglas and Miss Watson and “sivilize” Huck
-Doesn’t take stock in dead people ie Moses
-goes to hell with Tom
-Spider flicked into a candle=bad omen
-turned around in tracks 3 times and crossed himself ; tied up lock of hair to keep witches away ; took a smoke
-at midnight meow from Tom
-Huck learns to read form Miss Watson
Chapter 2
-leaving Widow Douglas’s house and Huck trips, alerting Jim
-Huck and Tom stay still, but Huck has an itch all over
-Jim investigates but falls asleep
-Takes candle, leaves 5 cents as payment (Jim uses it as a charm from devil), takes Jim’s hat and hangs on tree above him
-Jim becomes the man for witch related things
-Tom, Huck, Ben, Joe, and 2 or 3 other boys in gang
-blood oath if broken, kill family
-Huck issue bc no family, offers Miss Watson
-Want to kill people with info from books and “ransom” women to make them fall in love with them from pirate books
Chapter 3
-in trouble for dirty clothes
-prays to God for fishhooks, but doesn’t get any ie he doesn’t believe in God, should be praying for spiritual gifts
-Pap- alcoholic, abusive, maybe dead
-cops and robbers game and no one really dies
-A-rabs in town with treasure (actually sunday school)
-would be able to see A-rabs if he read Don Quixote
-gang quits because no one has been robbed or killed
Chapter 4
-going to school, learning to read
-spills salt and tries to throw over his shoulder
-heel made out of nails= Pap here
-sells fortune to judge for $1
-magic hairball= two angels, happy and sad, marry a poor than rich woman, stay out of water
-Pap appears
Chapter 5
-Pap rants about his son being better than him
-Demands to not go to school, stop religion, wants fortune
-Huck says he doesn’t have it, judge does so Pap hassles judge thatcher
-tries to get Pap to not be Huck’s guardian
-Huck gives Pap $3 then gets jailed
-Pap breaks new judge’s arm
Chapter 6
-Huck continues to go to school to piss his dad off
-Court case to get money
-Pap kidnaps Huck to live in shack in Illinois
-Huck is beat, but is happier that he isn’t being civilized
-Finds old wood saw
-Judge Thatcher dragging trial out
-Widow trying to get custody of Huck
-Pap gets mad at government, Judge thatcher, and black educated men therefore will never vote again
-Pap in fit about devil dream, chases Huck around cabin saying he’s the Angel of Death
-Huck points rifle at Pap
Chapter 7
-fell asleep holding gun, lies about guarding against a burglar
-river rising=June
-Finds a canoe and hides it for later
-fakes murder ie kills pig to spill blood, steals all items of use
-Runs into canoe and hides from Pap
-Smokes pipe and looks at stars
-Paddles to Jackson’s island
Chapter 8
-everyone searching for Huck’s body
-Judge Thatcher, Aunt Polly, Pap, etc. fire cannons, float bread
-3 days on island, lonely and finds Jim
-thinks Huck is a ghost, but Huck proves he isn’t dead
-catch fish and eat it together
-Jim ran off because Miss Watson planning to sell him to New Orleans, and ran away same night Huck “died”
-Birds fly=rain=death
-hairy chest=rich
-Jim had $10 but lost bc of poor investments
-sell him for $800
Chapter 9
-find cavern and put canoe and supplies there, hide during storm
-river floods and washed out house floats by
-man shot in back floats by
-Hide in canoe so they won’t be seen
Chapter 10
-doesn’t talk about dead man bc bad luck
-snakeskin bad luck
-found $8 from a dead man’s floating house
-prank of rattlesnake on Jim, gets bitten
-dress up as girl to go into Illinois shore and meets 40 yr old woman
Chapter 11
-named Sarah Williams
-apparently the talk of the town is Huck’s death
-thought Pap responsible, but decided it was Jim’s fault
-$200 to capture Pap $300 for Jim
-hunting party going to check Jackson’s Island for Jim
-Mary Williams middle name
-threw lead at rat, can’t sew, called him out for not being a girl
-Says he is a runaway apprentice George Peters from farm life
-Judith Loftus
-builds decoy campfire on Jackson’s island and pack things to leave on raft down the river
Chapter 12
-missouri one side illinois other
-travel at night cover up in day
-stealing is borrowing as long as you intend to give it back
-pick 3 things they wont steal anymore
-5th night wrecked steamship (Walter Scott) to explore, hear 2 men planning to kill 3rd man
-Jake has gun, Bill, trying to kill Jim, opt to drown him
-Try to get out of there, find raft gone
Chapter 13
-robbers put more supplies in their raft, Huck and Jim steal raft
-moral crisis in Huck
-Send someone to help robbers
comes upon ferryboat and pretends family is in steamship and peril
-goes to rescue fake family
-stays to make sure men are ok
-feels badly as he sees ship wrecked and assumes robbers dead
Chapter 14
-got loot, books with kings and dukes
-tells about kings, Jim only heard of solomon
-Talks about harem of wives and the children in half
-Talks about dauphin rumored to be in America
-talk another language french but Jim can’t wrap his mind around it
Chapter 15
-going to Cairo to take steamboat to Ohio
-takes 3 more days to get there
-heavy fog and Huck and Jim get separated
-Jim freaks out and falls asleep and the next day the fog has lifted and Huck pretends it was a dream to Jim
-Jim realizes it was a trick played on him and is genuinely hurt
-Huck apologizes
Chapter 16
-on way to Cairo
-moral crisis again of stealing Jim
-plans to turn him in but Jim says how loyal Huck is and decides not to
-Meets guys looking for runaway slaves, makes up story about family having smallpox and gets $40
-passed Cairo in the fog
-sell raft and take steamboat up north
-canoe gone, make raft, get separated, attacked by dogs
Chapter 17
-George Jackson again
-Grangerfords Saul, old gentleman, Rachel old lady, Buck same age, Betsy slave
-eats meal with fam and lies about life in Arkansas
-impressed by art, poetry, politics
-Emmeline passed away wrote poems and drew art
Chapter 18
-Colonel Grangerford southern gentleman
-Bob and Tom oldest, Charlotte 25, Sophia 20
-Sheperdsons and Buck tries to shoot Harney, hits his hat but misses
-bring guns to church
-Sophia gets prayer book and half past two note
-Huck meets Jim and Jim hit on shore and slaves have been helping him
-Harney and Sophia run off together
-Huck sees Sheperdsons killed and cries a bit blaming himself
-Takes off on the Mississippi again
Chapter 19
-Criminals come
-70 Alcoholics Anonymous but drank and says he is king Louis XVII
-30 sold toothpaste that took off enamel and says he is the duke of Bridgewater
Chapter 20
-Tells that Jim is his slave and storm ensues let the royalty sleep
-series of shakespearean performances
-camp meeting where King cons religious people into thinking he is a reformed pirate made $87.75 and 3 gal jug of whiskey
-Duke mad $9 selling fake newspapers
-Duke makes fake bill for $200 reward for Jim to travel during day
-Asks King to speak French, but apparently he forgot it
Chapter 21
-practice Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth
-In Arkansas they make playbills charging 25cents (names used were David Garrick and Edmund Kean)
-Boggs wasted and threatening to kill people, esp Sherburn who tells Boggs to leave by 1 oclock or die and Sherburn comes out and kills Boggs
-angry mob goes to try and lynch Sherburn
Chapter 22
-Sherburn casually walks out with gun and stares mob down, then dilevers soliloquy that the mob is a bunch of cowards and Buck Harkness is half a man
-Mob runs off
-Circus and drunk man walks into enter and tries to get on a horse, almost killed, but revealed as an act and part of the circus
-Duke and King preform to poor people and rethink plan and host another play except saying only men allowed and 50 cents
Chapter 23
-sells out and king comes out naked prancing around
-want to lynch dike and king for crappy show
-says they don’t want to look foolish for wasting money, attend next night, then last night plan on throwing stuff at them
made $465
-Gets back on raft and says con men are rapscallions
-Jim breaks down and tells story about daughter who was deaf but beat her for not obeying him at first
Chapter 24
-Jim dressed as an Arab so he isn’t seen as a runaway slave
-dress in new clothes and get on a steamboat to arrive all matter of factly
-young man tells gossip and talks about man named Peter Wilks just died and sent for William, who is deaf and Harvey a preacher who haven’t shown up
-Nieces Mary Jane 19, Susan 15, Joanna 14 and harelip
-King interested and gets Duke
-Pretend to be brothers and say that they are upset about missing Peter’s death.
Chapter 25
-Mary Jane redhead prety and fall for con
-will of $3000 to niece and uncles then the property worth $7000
-go to cellar and count money, $415 short and donate it
-gives all the will to girls to make a big deal out of it
-says orgies instead of obsequies
-Doctor Robinson calls men frauds, but Mary Jane gives them all $6000 to prove she believes them
Chapter 26
-Huck is king’s valet
-stay at Peter’s old house
-Johanna questions Huck and he says a bunch of lies
-Mary Jane scolds Johanna for giving Huck a hard time
-Huck hides in Duke’s rooms and steals money
-Duke wants to take money and run
-King wants to sell house
-decides its ok to do so since after they find its a scam, everything will be given back to the girls
Chapter 27
-Huck places money in Peter Wilk’s coffin where Mary Jane is crying over his body
-funeral service dog barking bc of rat
-buries money and Peter
-King wants to sell house ASAP and sells slaves
-find out gold is missing, questions Huck, blames it on slaves
Chapter 28
-Mary Jane upset about slave family being broken up
-Huck tells her the truth
-Mary Jane to stay with MR. Lothrop and later that night Mary is going to show a light in the window, and if Huck has escaped, he won’t show up and she will expose the con men
-Says Mary Jane has the pluribus unum mumps
-real brothers show up
Chapter 29
-insist real brothers are frauds
-Levi Bell (lawyer) arrives
-can’t find money which is suspicious
-take out old letters and do handwriting test
-king nor real Harvey match handwriting bc William wrote them, but broke his hand
-Tattoo on Peter’s chest was P-B-W and King says its an arrow
-dig up body to check
-finds money in coffin
-Hell breaks loose
-Huck gets to raft with Jim and they push off, but Duke and King catch up with them
Chapter 30
-Huck says he didn’t betray King and Duke
-King and Duke turn on each other for the money in the coffin
-Duke strangles King to tell truth tat he stole the cash, which is wrong
-Get drunk
-Huck tells Jim the story
Chapter 31
-broke and plan to do the royal nonesuch again
-King is in the bat and Duke fights with him
-Huck runs off to escape with Jim to find Jim is gone
-Jim is sold by no one other than the King for $40
-tries to write to Miss Watson but can’t pray a lie
-Silas Phelps is who the King sold Jim to
-Huck heads there
Chapter 32
-one horse cotton plantation with trust in God to go right up to door where Aunt Polly Greets him thinking Huck is her nephew Tom Sawyer
-Tries to find the Tom to play along with his game
Chapter 33
-Huck finds Tom, who thinks he is a ghost
-Tom resolves to help steal Jim
-tom introduces himself as Sid
-Con artists tried to fool townspeople, but townspeople knew and tarred and feathered the men
Chapter 34
-Find out Jim is in a hut
-Huck’s plan is to steal Jim and leave
-Tom wants to dig Jim out with little knives
-Meet Nat, a superstitious slave
Chapter 35
-Tom wants to saw Jim’s leg off
-make a moat around the cabbin
-Make a pie with a ladder inside
-insists everything is necessary since it was in the books
-steals stuff
Chapter 36
-having problems making hole, pretends to use a knife, but actually uses shovel
-gather candlesticks, spoons, tin plates, want to etch declaration into the tin plates
-dig their way to Jim
-Nat suspicious, blames it on witches and resolve to make a witch pie
Chapter 37
-play pranks on Silas and Sally
-steal and replace spoons
-Aunt Sally goes crazy
-make pie and hide ladder in it
Chapter 38
-Makes Jim make inscriptions on the wall
-Coat of arms
–> captive heart busted… ADD MORE HERE
-need to add rats, snakes, spiders to upset Jim
Chapter 39
-Capture animals, and scare the shit out of Aunt Sally
-Sawed leg off bed, ate sawdust to hide evidence
-Silas trying to find Jim’s owner
-starts advertising to find Jim’s owner
-Tom writes letter to family saying beware trouble is brewing
-draw skull and crossbones in blood on door
-Plan to steal Jim one night and Tom writes a letter saying what is happening to the family
Chapter 40
-boys sent upstairs since trouble
-tom wears Aunt Sally’s dress to be Jim’s mom
-Huck steals butter and hides it under his hat, Aunt Sally catches him
-Farmers gathered to beware of people stealing Jim
-Tom’s pants get caught and farmers hear them, dogs sent after them and people shoot at them
-Tom shot in leg
-Huck going to get a doctor, blindfold doctor, swear him to secrecy and make him help
Chapter 41
-Huck finds doctor and makes up story that Tom shot himself while dreaming
-Doctor goes in one person canoe and leaves Huck
-Huck runs off and runs into Silas saying that he and Sid were scared and hunting for the runaway slave
-finds group of women speculating about the crazy events
-Aunt Sally says she locked boys in room, but they escaped
Chapter 42
-tom hasn’t returned and a lterrer from Polly is seen
-Jim is wearing a dress, Tom is on a bed, and a mob of folks and the doctor
-Jim helped save Tom’s life and everyone is grateful so they decide to be nice to him but lock him in shed
-Tom asleep, wakes up explains everything that happened to Aunt Sally who is hella pissed
-tom says that jim is actually a free man and miss watson died and set him free
-Aunt Polly shows up and reveals everyone’s true identities and Huck says he respects Tom again since he wasn’t trying to free someone else’s property
-Tom hiding letters Polly sent
The Last Chapter
-tom gives Jim $40 for dealing with his shit
-Jim is happy and thinks that he is rich now
-Huck’s dad was found dead at the river by Jim
-Judge Thatcher has Huck’s money for him
-Huck headed out to Injun country

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *