The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter 32 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 32 Summary

Huck is now on his way to Silas Phelps' "little one-horse cotton plantation" to find Jim. He meets Mrs. Phelps, who obviously thinks he is someone named, "Tom," whose identity he immediately adapts. He tells her a story of a steamboat and its blown cylinder head to explain his delay in getting there. In the midst of their conversation, Mrs. Phelps surprises Silas with his new guest- none other than Tom Sawyer.

Huck is amazed to find that he has been impersonating his best friend who is related to the Phelps. He stays there for a while and then he hears a steamboat? Is the real Tom Sawyer coming?

Chapter 32 Analysis

Of course, it could seem a little contrived to bring Tom Sawyer come back to the aid of his friend Huck. And, of course, it is interesting and perhaps more than a little coincidental to have...

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