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Unformatted text preview: Tom and Huck's discovery of buried treasure changes the entire village: Everyone now seeks out old haunted houses and digs in vain for buried treasure. The Widow Douglas invests Huck's money at 6 percent, and Aunt Polly has Judge Thatcher do the same for Tom. This is wealth, a dollar a day for every weekday and half a dollar on Sunday at a time when "a dollar and a quarter a week would board, lodge, and school a boy el and clothe him and wash him, too, for that matter." Judge Thatcher "has conceived a great opinion of Tom" for getting Becky out of the cave. Thus when Becky tells her father about Tom's taking the blame for Becky's misconduct and taking her punishment, the judge claims that "it was a noble, generous, a magnanimous lie." Huck Finn finds wealth a burden. He has to dress properly, eat at a table with a knife and a fork, and sleep in a clean bed. More horrible, Huck has to quit smoking and swearing. In other words, he has sleep in a clean bed....
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