The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter 20 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 20 Summary

Huck invents a story to explain to their new companions how Jim is his slave and is legally accompanying him after his father and brother drowned after a steamboat ran into their raft. As they move into a thunderstorm, the Duke and the Dauphin basically retreat into the wigwam. The Duke shows one of his handbills about the "Dr. Armand de Montalban of Paris," a phrenology scam, as well as another in which he was represented as a great Shakespearean actor." The king visits an empty printing office while the Huck, Jim and the King go to a revival.

At the revival, the King tells a fantastic story about how he is a pirate who has reformed and takes a princely collection of eighty-seven dollars and seventy-five cents, as well as a jug of whisky he picked up from a wagon at the revival. The Duke came...

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