The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Study Guide Chapter 29 Summary & Analysis

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The reaction of the King and the Duke to the deceased Peter Wilks' brothers Harvey and William (who was deaf and dumb) is classic. They didn't change their behavior at all except to definitively and publicly view the new arrivals as frauds. Doctor Robinson is not convinced and asks the crowd to confront the royal couple.

They all meet in a tavern. The King tells them how the money has disappeared and how he believes the slaves had taken it. The Doctor then talks to Huck but laughs at him when he says he's English. They then do handwriting test which the King and Duke fail. Harvey then suggests that Peter has a kind of tattoo on his chest and they all start to head over to the cemetery to check the body. During a wild thunderstorm, they dig up the body and find the bag of...

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