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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 40 Summary

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Chapter 40 Summary

The Phelps try and protect them from the news about the gang. At one point, Huck gets the butter, which he had forgotten, but has to slip it under his hat because of Aunt Sally. He then finds himself in a room with a lot of irate farmers with guns. She starts to ask Huck questions, but then the butter starts melting down his head and she believe that his brains are melting from brain fever! She finds out what's really there when she snatches off his hat.

Tom is, of course, delighted they are going to steal Jim under the most adverse and dangerous conditions, which he himself provoked. So, under gunfire and with dogs loose, they make a run to the river. Tom gets his by a bullet in the leg, which he is very glad about, although it hurts. Huck is told to get...

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