Huck is very realistic in his description of his ne'er do well father. He doesn't try to sugar-coat it; Pap Finn is no good:
Every time he got money he got drunk; and every time he got drunk he raised Cain around town: and every time he raised Cain he got jailed.
This is about as realistic a description of anyone you can get. Huck describes his father to a tee: an habitual drunk who's always getting into trouble with the law. He also provides us with a realistic glimpse into life in St. Petersburg and the values by which the townsfolk live.
Tom he made a sign to me—kind of a little noise with his mouth—and we went creeping away on our hands and knees. When we was ten foot off Tom whispered to me, and wanted to tie Jim to the tree for fun. But I said no; he might wake and make a disturbance, and then they’d find out I warn’t in. Then Tom said he hadn’t got candles enough, and he would slip in the kitchen...
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