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David James Ford John Butwell English 1020 13 April 2009 Cummings Summary Cummings, Sherwood. “Mark Twain’s Moveable Farm and the Evasion.” American Literature 63.3 (1991): 440-58. Print. In the essay Mark Twain's Moveable Farm and the Evasion by Sherwood Cummings, the main argument in the beginning is where the actual Phlep's Plantation is located in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn , with scholars trying to prove exactly where on the Mississippi River the plantation existed. The farm was used in the novel based off of the Quarles farm, southwest of Hannibal, which is where Samuel Clemens, (Mark Twain) used to spend his long summers with his Aunt and Uncle, and also their slaves. In the year 1958, Mr. Henry Nash claimed for the plantation to be somewhere around Pikeville, Arkansas, with Louis Budd claiming that it was “no further north than Natchez or possible Baton Rouge.” But in 1980, making the most detailed study using maps and talking to pilots, Michael G. Miller concluded that “Pikesville is either in Mississippi or Louisiana, not Arkansas, as Twain himself suggests.” Twain, in his autobiography says that in
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