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Jim protects Huck. Jim doesn't allow Huck to see his real Pap dead in the abandoned floating houseboat. Jim sacrifices himself to help save Huck's buddy, Tom, at the end of the novel. Jim gets extremely worried and panics the night Huck played the trick on him in the fog. While Jim speaks to Huck as being Jim's only real friend, all of Jim's actions and thoughts suggest that he's really looking out for Huck's best interests throughout the novel.

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