The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Study Guide Chapter 37 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 37 Summary

In this chapter, things start to get pretty wild in the Phelps house Tom and Huck, in the hopes of fostering a great, classical escape, start to steal spoons and candlesticks, sheets and shirts. Now, Mrs. Phelps and the servants have found things missing, they must take extra care. In one scene, Mrs. Phelps keeps counting and recounting her spoons, never getting exactly gone as Huck keeps taking them off and on the pile. Finally, Jim gets his rope ladder delivered in a witch pie.

Chapter 37 Analysis

There are hilarious moments in this chapter as Huck and Tom carry out their plans, which involves the elaborate pilfering of Tom's relatives' household. Certainly, one of the more amusing scenes is where Huck forces Aunt Sally to count and recount her spoons. And, then, there is the making and remaking of the witch pie, which finally gets to serve...

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