The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Study Guide Chapter 42 Summary & Analysis

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Just as Chuck was about to go on a walk, Sally sees Tom on a mattress and Jim, tied up, walking with a group of people. The men were angry and wanted to hang Jim right away and hit him a few times.

The doctor defends Jim, saying that he crawled out of hiding just to help him. And so Jim risked his freedom just to help him save Tom. After this vigorous defense by the doctor, Jim's life is saved. They lock him up, though.

When Tom wakes up, he tells his Aunt the whole story, including the snakes, rats, stolen shirts, and spoons. He finds that Jim is still in captivity and is very indignant. According to Tom, Jim was set free months ago by Mrs. Watson and the whole escapade with Jim was just for the adventure of it.

Suddenly, Aunt Polly appears and...

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