Huck wakes up on Jackson

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Huck wakes up on Jackson's Island to hear a ferryboat firing a cannon. He knows that this will bring  a drowned body to the surface and realizes that they must be searching for him. Huck also  remembers that another way to find a body is with a loaf of bread filled with quicksilver. He scouts  the shoreline and finds a large loaf, then wonders if prayer really works. Someone, after all, had  prayed that the bread find his body, and that prayer had worked. Confident that he is now safe, Huck explores the island until he stumbles upon fresh campfire ashes.  Huck climbs a tree for safety but curiosity sends him back to the site, and he discovers Miss  Watson's slave, Jim. After convincing Jim that he is not a ghost, Huck learns that Jim has run away  because Miss Watson was going to sell him down the river to New Orleans. During the evening, Jim impresses Huck with his knowledge of superstition.
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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