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In Huck Finn-ch. 26-31, what Does Huck suggest a witness of King & Duke and what...

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cubancigar18 | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 13, 2007 at 10:40 AM via web

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In Huck Finn-ch. 26-31, what Does Huck suggest a witness of King & Duke and what does Huck do so he can pray? What is ironic about the letter situation?

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gbeatty | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted April 12, 2007 at 11:27 AM (Answer #1)

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The letter is ironic because Huck is admitting to having stolen Jim—but he's doing so after Miss Watson has already freed Jim. He "stole" a free man, and has been guilty over taking "property" that wasn't.

As far as the witness, Huck suggests witnesses to prove that the King and Duke aren't really who they say they are, so he can keep them from bilking the family in their time of mourning.

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