The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Study Guide Chapter 39 Summary & Analysis

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Now it is necessary to find the rats and spiders. When they unstopped one of the largest rat holes, they managed to scare Aunt Sally, who stood on a bed screaming at the top of her longs. They did very well with spiders, frogs, bugs and garter snakes. Soon snakes were crawling all over the house. Every now and then, Aunt Sally would howl or scream when she found a snake.

By this time, Huck and Tom were getting a fairly constant licking when their snakes appeared. Jim's cabin was now loaded down with the huge grindstone and every type of animal, while Jim kept a torturous journal; the boys ate the sawdust after cutting off the bed leg. Jim would write in the journal every time a rat bit him.

Meanwhile, Tom started to write anonymous letters, threatening that some hooligans were going to steal their...

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