The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Study Guide Chapter 26 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 26 Summary

That night they have a big supper with a lot of guests. Huck calls one of the nieces the Harelip. She and Huck have a long conversation about his "home" in England. Huck barely lies his way through it, making up things as he goes along. He swears to the truth of this, knowing he is laying his hands on a dictionary. Mary Jane comes in at this moment and defends Huck and demands that the Harelip treat him right. Huck decides to steal the gold that has been tucked under the bed.

Chapter 26 Analysis

Huck, who is probably as fed up with his own lies as he is with those of the royal charlatans, decides to steal the $6000 of gold. He feels too much sympathy for the nieces- in particular, with the beautiful Mary Jane not to take action, despite its potential consequences.

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