The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Study Guide Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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After taking a nap on the island, Huck rests, but suddenly hears cannon fire. The cannon is being fired to bring his dead body to the surface of the water. He then remembers that often loaves of bread, with quicksilver inside, are floated on the water to further locate the body. He dines on a double loaf for breakfast.

A ferryboat passes him by, looking for him. He can see many of the passengers, including Pap, Tom Sawyer and other of his friends, Judge Thatcher and many others of his acquaintance. They disappear at last and Huck knows he is safe. For three days he was alone- and then he discovers the remains of a still smoking campfire. After hiding all his traps and the canoe, he climbed a try to better assess the situation. After returning to the Illinois shore briefly, he returns to the island...

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