The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Chapters 40 and 41 Summary and Analysis

Mark Twain

Chapters 40 and 41 Summary and Analysis

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The Doctor: removes the bullet from Tom’s leg

Old Mrs. Hotchkiss: a neighbor of the Phelps

Summary
After the last warning note has been sent, Huck and Tom take a picnic lunch and go fishing in the river. They check out the raft to make sure everything is in order. When they arrive home for supper that night, everyone in the house is in a state of frenzy. Worried about the threatening letter, Aunt Sally hustles them up to bed after supper without a word.

At half past eleven the boys get up and begin eating the lunch they had stolen from the cellar cupboard. Noticing the butter is missing, Tom sends Huck back to the cellar to get it...

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