Chapter 1 Summary and Analysis
Huckleberry Finn: the protagonist and narrator
Widow Douglas: Huck’s guardian
Miss Watson: the widow’s sister
Tom Sawyer: Huck’s best friend
Huck Finn introduces himself as a character who has already appeared in Mark Twain’s earlier novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. He briefly reviews the end of Tom Sawyer’s story, reminding the reader how he and Tom found money that robbers had hidden in a cave. Judge Thatcher has invested the money for them, six thousand dollars apiece in gold, and the interest alone is now worth a dollar a day, a large amount of money at that time.
The Widow Douglas has...
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