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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

by Mark Twain

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What misfortunes did the Wilks brothers face in "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?"

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Well, Peter Wilks died. George and his wife died. Harvey was deaf and dumb—and then the duke and the king pretended to be Harvey and his doctor to steal from them, and create a huge fiasco when the real Harvey shows up.

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