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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 27 Summary

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Chapter 27 Summary

Huck finds a hiding place for the gold in Peter's coffin. While he is near the coffin, Mary Jane comes into the room and begins to cry. He plans to leave and to write Mary Jane where the money is. The next day, people begin to come into the parlor, which show cases the coffin. They all sing together. The preacher sings, but it interrupted by a dog. The King then says a few words. Finally, they bury Peter. Afterwards, the King conducts an auction of the property, allowing the slaves to be shipped away and separated from their family. This separation offends many of the townspeople, too. Afterwards, the King finds that the money is missing and Huck blames it on the slaves.

Chapter 27 Analysis

Huck has tremendous sympathy for the family that is being swindled. He doesn't worry about the auction because he knows that...

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