The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Study Guide Chapter 17 Summary & Analysis

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This chapter begins one of the most touching adventures in Twain's book. It begins when Huck, now stranded after the raft accident, goes ashore, finding a double log house, where he is taken in by the owners, after a rather alarming confrontation. The chief concern of the residents, who are armed and seemingly dangerous, is whether or not Huck is a Shepherdson. Of course, he is not, anymore than he is the George Jackson he pretends to be.

He is invited in and treated almost immediately as family, soon befriending Buck Grangerford, who is about his age. He loves the food and the house décor. They buy his story of how he had to leave home after his father died. The family's house is filled with crockery and brass dog irons and a large fireplace and he feels very much at home. There are pictures everywhere...

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