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Why is chapter 8 entitled, "I Spare Miss Watson's Jim"?

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daffy | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 3, 2007 at 10:57 PM via web

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Why is chapter 8 entitled, "I Spare Miss Watson's Jim"?

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malibrarian | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

Posted November 3, 2007 at 11:23 PM (Answer #1)

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In this chapter, Huck finds Jim on the island with him. Jim admits he has run away from Miss Watson because he overheard her say she was considering selling him to slave traders. Huck agrees not to turn Jim in, despite the fact that people will think less of him for this.

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