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You need to consider who we're talking about and what they are doing when you answer this question. Huck was running away from an abusive father and a foster aunt whose attempts to civilize him were not appreciated. Jim was a runaway slave. Clothing was not something that was important to their lifestyle.
After they finished ransacking the frame house that was being washed down the river, their collection of clothing was varied and impressive.
There was two old dirty calico dresses, and a sun-bonnet, and some women's under-clothes, hanging against the wall, and some men's clothing, too... There was a boy's old speckled straw hat on the floor; I took that too.
Most of the time, however, clothing of any type was optional. It was summertime on the lower Mississippi River. Keeping warm would not have been a problem and they spent time swimming every day. Clothes would have needed to be dried if they had been worn in the river, so it was easier to simply do without.
We was always naked, day and night, whenever the mosquitoes would let us - the new clothes Buck's folks made for me was too good to be comfortable, and besides I didn't go much on clothes, nohow.
THANK YOU SO MUCH!! I had an idea of what was going on. I knew their clothes were not the best, and that they even went naked at times. I am not the best to get actual quotes though. Thank you for your answer, I really do appreciate it. Thank you for the help! :D
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