The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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CHAPTER XLI

THE doctor was an old man; a very nice, kind- looking old man when I got him up. I told him me and my brother was over on Spanish Island hunting yesterday afternoon, and camped on a piece of a raft we found, and about midnight he must 'a' kicked his gun in his dreams, for it went off and shot him in the leg, and we wanted him to go over there and fix it and not say nothing about it, nor let anybody know, because we wanted to come home this evening and surprise the folks.

"Who is your folks?" he says.

"The Phelpses, down yonder."

"Oh," he says. And after a minute, he says

"How'd you say he got shot?"

"He had a dream," I says, "and it shot him."

"Singular dream," he says.

So he lit up his lantern, and got his saddle-bags, and we started. But when he see the canoe he didn't like the look of her--said she was big enough for one, but didn't look pretty safe for two. I says:

"Oh, you needn't be afeard, sir, she carried the three of us easy enough."

"What three?"

"Why, me and Sid, and--and--and the guns; that's what I mean."

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Notice vii
  • Explanatory ix
  • Chapter I 1
  • Chapter II 6
  • Chapter III 15
  • Chapter IV 21
  • Chapter V 26
  • Chapter VI 32
  • Chapter VII 42
  • Chapter VIII 51
  • Chapter IX 66
  • Chapter X 72
  • Chapter XI 77
  • Chapter XII 88
  • Chapter XIII 98
  • Chapter XIV 106
  • Chapter XV 112
  • Chapter XVI 121
  • Chapter XVII 133
  • Chapter XVIII 146
  • Chapter XIX 163
  • Chapter XX 175
  • Chapter XXI 188
  • Chapter XXII 201
  • Chapter XXIII 209
  • Chapter XXIV 217
  • Chapter XXV 226
  • Chapter XXVI 237
  • Chapter XXVII 248
  • Chapter XXVIII 258
  • Chapter XXIX 271
  • Chapter XXX 285
  • Chapter XXXI 290
  • Chapter XXXII 303
  • Chapter XXXIII 312
  • Chapter XXXIV 322
  • Chapter XXXV 330
  • Chapter XXXVI 340
  • Chapter XXXVII 348
  • Chapter XXXVIII 357
  • Chapter XXXIX 366
  • Chapter XL 374
  • Chapter XLI 383
  • Chapter XLII 392
  • Chapter the Last 403
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