The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter 19 Summary & Analysis

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Huck and Jim are having a tranquil time going up the river, when Huck paddles ashore to get some berries. There, he sees two men running, who beg him to save their lives- one is an older man with a baldhead and gray beard and another is younger, around thirty. Huck lets them climb in and the men talk about their troubles, which are mainly the result of their con games. The young man was selling a tarter removal substance that removed the tarter along with the teeth and the other was running a temperance revival while he was drinking at night. Both of them explain that they are really royalty and expect to be treated like that. The younger man is the Duke of Bridgewater and the older man is the Dauphin himself, Louis the Seventeenth. Huck does not allow himself to be taken in by any of this...

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