The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter 28 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 28 Summary

Mary Jane is saddened about the separation of the slave families. Huck decides to tell Mary Jane about the stolen money and his confederates and has her take an oath of secrecy. She promises to visit the Lothrops for a few days while the plan unwinds. He tells her to let the auction continue because it also will not work. He gives her a piece of paper to let her know that the money is in the coffin. He tells her sisters that she's gone to help out with the mumps. After the auction, something really strange happens. Two other gentlemen show up at the steamboat and they claim to be the brothers of Peter Wilks.

Chapter 28 Analysis

In one sense, the key question is- where is Huck's real conscience? This chapter shows how Huck, under certain circumstances, is not afraid to act. In fact, he takes...

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