The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Chapters 12 and 13 Summary and Analysis

Mark Twain

Chapters 12 and 13 Summary and Analysis

New Characters
Jim Turner: robber and potential informer on the Walter Scott

Bill and Jake Packard: robbers conspiring to kill Jim Turner

Captain: watchman of the ferryboat

Summary
After traveling all night, Huck and Jim tie up to a towhead on the Illinois side of the river. The towhead, a sandbar thick with cottonwood trees, is an ideal spot to hide during the day and watch the steamboats go up and down the river. Killing time until dark, Huck tells Jim all about his conversation with the woman on the shore. He explains that he had built the campfire to throw the woman’s husband off track, but Jim maintains that if her husband was as smart...

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