In Chapter 38 of "Huckleberry Finn", what is the irony involved in the fetching of the grindstone? i think in the book its on page 301 but im not sure whats the answer

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In this section of "Huckleberry Finn," Tom and Huck insist upon an elaborate plan for Jim to escape from the Phelps plantation for Jim.  He humors them and goes along with it.  In their romantic ideal of a prisoner held captive, the boys insist that Jim carve inscriptions on the wall as the husband of Lady Jane Grey, Guildford Dudley did while a prisoner in the tower of London. Also, they wish to carve a coat of arms for Jim, but...

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