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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Literary Articles and Famous Quotes

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Quotes From The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot.  Author's Notice.


What's the use you learning to do right, when it's troublesome to do right and ain't no trouble to do wrong, and the wages is just the same?  Chapter 16.


I reckon I got to light out for the Territory ahead of the rest, because Aunt Sally she’s going to adopt me and sivilize me, and I can’t stand it. I been there before.Huck's quest for freedom, last lines of book, Chapter 43.


Well, it made me sick to see it; and I was sorry for them poor pitiful rascals, it seemed like I couldn't ever feel any hardness against them any more in the world. It was a dreadful thing to see. Human beings can be awful cruel to one another.
Huck on seeing the King and Duke tarred and feathered, Chapter 33.




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