The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Study Guide Chapter 24 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 24 Summary

In order to disguise Jim, the Duke paints Jim blue and puts him up in a calico gown. Jim now is a sick Arab and doesn't have to be tied up anymore. As they head towards the steamboat in the canoe, they come upon a young man who had been waiting for a Mr. George Wilks, whose brother, Peter, had just died. He was supposed to becoming in from England with his deaf and dumb brother, William. Therefore, the Duke learned everything he could from the young man, which they used when they visited his relatives in the town, pretending they were the deceased Peter Wilks' brothers. The men of the town sympathized with them as they lied their way into their hearts.

Chapter 24 Analysis

The Duke and the King begin one of their cruelest hoaxes as they pretend to be an English couple whose brother has...

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