The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 Summary

Pap is back and he is not particularly happy with Huck, who he thinks is putting on airs and trying to become educated, which displeases him immensely. He is extremely ghostly in his appearance, with a face so white it would make "a body's flesh crawl," like a fish belly, dressed in rags with a long greasy beard and dark, black eyes. Naturally, after launching into a tirade about Huck's education and clothes, he turns to his money. Huck tells him he doesn't have much money, but gives him a dollar, which Judge Thatcher had given him for his entire fortune. Pap goes out and gets drunk and tries to get the widow to give Huck back to him. But a new judge derails this idea and actually gives Pap the benefit of the doubt, gives him new clothes and soon it seems that Pap is on...

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