In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, with whom does Huck Finn live?

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As the famous novel of Mark Twain opens, Huck lives with the Widow Douglas, who has adopted Huck Finn after his drunkard father is seen to be unfit as a parent.

The Widow Douglas took me for her son, and allowed she would sivilize me; but it was rough living in the house all the time considering how dismal regular and decent the widow was in all her ways...

So, when Huck gets a chance, he runs away, but Tom Sawyer persuades him to return until such time as Tom can start a band of robbers. Finally, one night Huck hears Tom's secret call and he slips out the window. He and Tom meet up with some others, and they come across the slave Jim, who wonders who is out in the dark. The boys organize and set up rules, then they return home. When the Widow Douglas sees Huck's greasy clothes, she takes Huck into a closet to pray.

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