The king and the duke put on a dramatic display and convince the family and most of the town that th

The king and the duke put on a dramatic display and convince the family and most of the town that th

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The king and the duke put on a dramatic display and convince the family and most of  the town that they are, indeed, Wilks' brothers. Sobbing, they greet Peter Wilks'  daughters as their nieces and cry over the coffin. The king gives a speech that,  according to Huck, is "all full of tears and flapdoodle." Peter Wilks' will gives all of his possessions to his brothers and divides $6,000 in gold  among the daughters and Harvey and William. In order to cement the confidence of the  town, the duke and the king offer their portion of gold to the daughters, and the king  invites everyone to Peter's funeral "orgies." The misuse of "obsequies" confirms the  suspicions of the local doctor, who laughs as he realizes the two are frauds. When the  doctor tries to convince the daughters to reject the duke and the king, the daughters  give the money back to prove their faith in their "uncles."
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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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