The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4 Summary

Huck goes to school and manages, after a time, to learn a little math, spelling, reading and writing. He gets used it, playing hooky only once in a while. While going outside in the snow, Huck notices somebody's tracks, someone with a cross in the left boot heel. After seeing this, he quickly runs to Judge Thatcher, who is "investing" his money. Huck has made a fair amount of money over the last year, but the Judge wants to reinvest it. Huck then does a peculiar thing. He signs over the entire amount to Judge Thatcher for the consideration of one dollar.

Huck had recognized the tracks as being his Pap's and went to Jim, Miss Watson's slave, to consult his hairball. He tells Huck that his father is going to either come or go, but it's best to leave him alone. There's both a good and...

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