What is Huck and Jim's destination in Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?

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As Huck explains, their goal is to get to the free state of Ohio via Cairo:

We judged that three nights more would fetch us to Cairo, at the bottom of Illinois, where the Ohio River comes in, and that was what we was after. We would sell the raft...

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As Huck explains, their goal is to get to the free state of Ohio via Cairo:

We judged that three nights more would fetch us to Cairo, at the bottom of Illinois, where the Ohio River comes in, and that was what we was after. We would sell the raft and get on a steamboat and go way up the Ohio amongst the free States, and then be out of trouble.

Of course, three nights does not get them to Cairo. In fact, part of the problem is that neither Jim nor Huck know where Cairo is or how to find it. In chapter 15, as they approach the Ohio River, Huck goes ashore in a canoe to ask if they have arrived at Cairo, but he is simply told he is a fool.

Rather than Cairo, Huck ends up in the middle of the feud between the Shepherdsons and the Grangerfords.

Nevertheless, the two keep heading north in the raft, hoping eventually to end up in the desired free territory so that Jim can complete his escape. Meanwhile, Huck struggles with his conscience over helping Jim, because all his life he has been taught that a black person is a piece of property.

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    After Huck's father returns to St. Petersburg in Mark Twain's novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, he realizes his life will be made miserable once again. His Pap wants to get his hands on Huck's money, so Huck stages his own death and takes off for nearby Jackson Island. After a few days, he realizes that Miss Watson's slave, Jim, has escaped and is also on the island. Huck slips away, dressed in girl's clothing to cover his identity, and discovers that although everyone believes he is dead, people are searching for Jim in order to collect a reward. He sets off to warn Jim, and the two plan to head to Cairo, Illinois and then catch a boat northward, where Jim will be safe.

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