How does Huck feel about the killing of Boggs in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?

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During their journey downriver in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Huck and Jim, the runaway slave, meet up with two con men. One calls himself the Duke of Bridgewater, and the other says he is the Dauphin, the rightful heir to the throne of France. In chapter 21, the duke and the king plan to enact various scenes from Shakespeare in a "one-horse town" in Arkansas.

After sticking up advertisements for the performance, Huck wanders around town, noticing the poorly-made shacks, weed-strewn gardens, mud streets, ubiquitous trash, and lazy, tobacco-chewing inhabitants. Boggs is an old man who lives in the country. He shows up in town for what some of the bystanders say is his "little old monthly drunk." Boggs rides into town already drunk and "whooping and yelling like an Injun." Through the townspeople bantering back and forth, Huck learns that Boggs has come to town to kill Colonel Sherburn, who he accuses of having swindled him. When Boggs encounters Sherburn, he follows...

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