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In the novel, The Adventures of Huck Finn, why do Bill and Jake want Jim Turner dead?

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briandz | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 22, 2007 at 1:36 PM via web

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In the novel, The Adventures of Huck Finn, why do Bill and Jake want Jim Turner dead?

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mrerick | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted April 22, 2007 at 8:45 PM (Answer #1)

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They become concerned that Jim won't stay silent about their robbery. They plan to kill him before he's able to confess. In doing so, they also recognize that they'll make a little extra money by splitting Jim's share.

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