In chapter 5 of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck finds Pap, his drunken, abusive father, waiting for him in his bedroom. Huck now inhabits a separate world from Pap, since he lives with the Widow Douglas and is rich and respectable, having found a fortune in gold at the end of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. He is dressed in fine clothes, and the Widow and her sister, Miss Watson, are attending to his education.
This change in Huck's status infuriates Pap, who accuses Huck of putting on airs and thinking himself superior to his poor, uneducated father. He tells his son angrily,
You've put on considerable many frills since I been away. I'll take you down a peg before I get done with you. You're educated, too, they say—can read and write. You think you're better'n your father, now, don't you, because he can't? I'll take it out of you. Who told you you might meddle with such hifalut'n foolishness, hey?—who told you you could?
Pap is also angry that he cannot get his hands on Huck's money. In the previous chapter, Huck realized that Pap had returned, and he went straight to Judge Thatcher, who was holding his money for him and giving him the interest. Between them, Huck and the Judge arranged a legal ruse, giving the Judge not only control but ostensible ownership of Huck's fortune. This means that Huck can truthfully tell Pap that he has no money except the dollar he has on his person. Pap takes the dollar and gets drunk with it but is angry that he cannot get the rest of the money from Judge Thatcher.