Jim and Huck believe that three more nights will bring them to Cairo

Jim and Huck - ,Illinois,and,fromthatpoint .Onthesecondnight,however,a densefogrollsin,.,Huck deci

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Jim and Huck believe that three more nights will bring them to Cairo, Illinois, and, from that point,  they can take a steamboat up the Ohio River to the free states. On the second night, however, a  dense fog rolls in, and the strong current separates Huck and Jim. After calling in vain for Jim, Huck  decides to take "one little cat-nap" and wakes up several hours later under a clear sky. He eventually finds Jim, who is in tears over seeing Huck again. Instead of celebrating their reunion,  Huck decides to act as if Jim has been dreaming and Huck has been on the raft the entire night.  Jim's concern turns to confusion, but he finally realizes Huck is lying. He admonishes Huck for the  prank and says that only "trash" would treat a friend like that. After a few minutes, Huck feels so  ashamed that he apologizes to Jim. Jim and Huck decide that Huck must go ashore to check their progress. Jim's excitement is obvious,  and Huck struggles with his shame of helping a slave escape. When Jim says he will steal his  children out of slavery if necessary, Huck decides he must go ashore and turn Jim in to the  authorities. Instead of rushing ashore at dawn to free his conscience, however, Huck covers for Jim 
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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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