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

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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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