Chapters 4 and 5 Summary and Analysis
Judge Thatcher: former judge who invests Huck’s money for him
Pap: Huck’s father
The new judge: tries to reform Pap
The new judge’s wife: takes Pap into her house
Huck has been going to school for about three or four months and has learned to read and write. Although he plays “hooky” occasionally, he is learning to tolerate school. He is also becoming more comfortable living with the widow.
Huck has almost forgotten his father until one day he sees his footprints in the snow. Pap’s bootheel has left the imprint of a cross made of nails, used to ward off the devil. Afraid his father has come...
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