That evening

That evening - Thatevening,.,HuckdecidesPap...

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That evening, Huck discovers Pap in his room. After the initial shock, Huck decides Pap  is too disheveled to be a threat. Pap's hair is "long and tangled and greasy," his face is  extremely pale, and his clothes are in rags. Pap immediately notices how clean Huck is  in comparison and then begins a tirade about Huck attending school and trying to be  more of a man than his father. Over the next few days, Pap tries to get Huck's money from Judge Thatcher and gain  custody of Huck. Pap is unable to get any money, except when he takes a dollar or two  directly from Huck. Although the widow wants to raise Huck, Pap convinces a new judge  that he has changed and will start a life free from alcohol and sin. The new judge  decides that "he'd druther not take a child away from its father" and grants custody to  Pap. The new judge finally realizes he has been taken for a fool, however, when Pap 
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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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