The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Chapters 2 and 3 Summary and Analysis

Mark Twain

Chapters 2 and 3 Summary and Analysis

New Characters
Jim: Miss Watson’s black slave

Jo Harper and Ben Rogers: two members of Tom and Huck’s gang

Tommy Barnes: the youngest member of the gang

Summary
As Huck and Tom Sawyer tiptoe through the garden, Huck stumbles over a root, which gets the attention of Jim, Miss Watson’s slave. He calls out, but the boys, afraid of being caught sneaking out at night, become extremely quiet. Jim sits down between them but falls asleep before he is aware that they are near enough to touch. Tom cannot resist the temptation to play a trick on Jim. He hangs Jim’s hat in the tree, knowing that Jim will wonder how it got there. The next day, seeing his...

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