Describe Huckleberry Finn using three quotes from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

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Even wilder and less civilized than his pal Tom, Huckleberry Finn makes his first appearance as the forbidden friend in Chapter 6 of Mark Twain's novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Tom is banned from hanging out with "Hucky" on orders from Aunt Polly. Huck lives alone most of the time, since his father is the town's most reknowned drunk and is away from St. Petersburg much of the time. Tom smokes, cusses, and rarely wears shoes.

Huckleberry was cordially hated and dreaded by all the mothers of the town, because he was idle and lawless and vulgar and bad...

While pirating, Huck was embarrassed by his clothes, since Tom had explained to him that pirates always wore fine clothing.

Huckleberry was always dressed in the castoff clothes of full-grown men, and they were in perennial bloom and fluttering with rags.

Tom received a whipping at school for tardiness after stopping to talk with Huck, who never bothered to attend school.

Huckleberry came and went, at his own free will. He slept on doorsteps in fine weather and in empty hogsheads in wet; he did not have to go to school or church, or call any being master or obey anybody...

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