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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 23 Summary

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Chapter 23 Summary

When the show commences for the first night, the main attraction is the King coming out on all fours, naked, painted all over-, and doing all kinds of capers that made the audience laugh until they nearly "killed themselves." But while it was a brilliant performance, it was very brief and the audience was angry when it was over. But, when the audience is about to get very mad, a man gets up and tells them they should wait until the rest of the town comes to their play and gets angry too. So everyone is silent until after the next show. On the third night, the audience prepares a "throwing feasts" of "sickly" eggs and "rotten cabbages" and perhaps even a dead cat, but the Duke and the King get away- with four hundred and sixty-five dollars for three nights works. Huck then proves to Jim...

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