The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain

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Describe Jim and Huck's journey down the river. Include events, name of the state where the event occurs and characters involved.(from chpt.1 to 18)Huck and Jim's journey starts when they have to run away from Jackson's Island. They traveldown the river during the night, watching the steamboats on the Missouri shore and hide and restduring the day , to avoid to be seen by anyone. On the fifth night they pass near St. Louis, remainingenchanted by all the lights and greatness. Once a while, they stop on the shore and go buying orstealing food every now and then; Huck feels a little bit guilty about the stealing but knows that hedoes it for the purpose of survival.One stormy night they encounter with an abandoned steamship, wrecked on the shore; Huck feelsattracted by it and decides to go check if there is anything they can steal. At first, Jim is against thisidea, but Huck convinces him and leads him inside. Once on the boat, they split to search anythingvaluable; suddenly Huck overhears a conversation between two robbers, wanting to kill a third. Heruns to Jim and tells him what happened and wants to leave, but Jim gives him a bad news: their rafthas floated away. They start to search for the robbers' boat, hoping to run away with it; in themeantime the two robbers have put their treasure on the boat, but decide to get the rest of the money,so they go back in the steamship. As soon as they leave, Huck and Jim jump on their boat and getaway as quiet as possible.After few hundred yards, they find their raft again and take it. Huck then goes on shore to get helpto imprison the robbers; he finds a ferry watchman and with a well-elaborated lie about his familybeing stuck on the wrecked ship, convinces the man to go and check. Huck feels good about what hehas done; he and Jim sink the robbers' boat and with their raft they go onshore and sleep.After few days of sailing, they reach the Ohio River and Jim is enthusiastic because he can feelthat they are very close to the free states. But foggy night the raft where was Jim and Huck's canoe getseparated and for the first time Huck realizes how much he misses Jim and cares about him. Hucktries to get back at Jim but he looses sense of direction. On the next day Huck finds Jim again,sleeping, and decides to play a trick on him, telling him that the fog and their separation was just adream Jim had. At first Jim falls for it, but then he realizes it actually happened and gets offended byHuck's attempt to mock him. Huck understands that Jim is taking care of him and feels responsible foranything that would happen to him, so he apologizes.Their main goal is to reach...

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