The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 9 Summary

Jim and Huck find a cavern on the island where they decide to stash their belongings and make a secure hiding place. They eat dinner there in the midst of a furious lightening storm, which Jim predicted after watching some birds make curiously, abridged flights. Meanwhile, the river continues to rise for days on end.

One night, a frame house floats right by them in the middle of the night and they paddle over there in the canoe and decide to get some salvage. Besides old furniture and things, they find a dead body, shot in the back with the "ignorantest kind of words and pictures" on the wall. They scoop us a lantern and a broken butcher knife, tallow candles, needle and threat and a fishline and other odds and ends, returning safely home.

Chapter 9 Analysis

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