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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 22 Summary

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Chapter 22 Summary

The lynching began very enthusiastically, the crowd swarming in front of Sherburn's house as they tore up his fence, rushing into his front yard. Sherburn then stepped out, holding a double-barrel rifle, but looking collected and unafraid. Then he gave a little speech, basically calling them cowards and telling them it would have been a better strategy to come in the dead of night, with masks on. He then attacks their leader, Buck Harkness, calling him a half a man. When he finally cocks his gun, the crowd easily leaves, people flying in all directions so eager were they to leave Sherburn's company.

Afterwards, Huck goes to a circus. He loved watching the half-dressed riders, ladies with parasols, dancing horses and the amazing clown that was collapsing the audience with his antics. He watched with great pleasure as a so-called drunk taunted the ringmaster, got on a...

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