The Widow Teaches HuckPage 2.
"Pretty soon i wanted to smoke, and asked the widow to let me. But she wouldn't. She said it was a mean practice and I must try to not do it any more."
Pap"'Don't you give me none o' your lip,' says he.
'You've put on considerable many frills since I been away. I'll take you down a peg before I get done with you. You're educated, too, they say -- can read and write. You think you're better'n your father, now, don't you, because he can't? I'll take it out of you. Who told you you might meddle with such hifalut'n foolishness, hey? -- who told you you could?'" pg. 17
The Snakeskin"'You said it was the worst bad luck in the world to touch a snake-skin with my hands. Well heere's your bad luck! We've raked in all this truck and eight dolars besides. I wish we could have some bad luck like this every day, Jim'
"Never you mind, honey, never you mind. Don't you git too peart. It's a-comin'. Mind I tell you, it's a-comin'.
It did come, too." pg. 47
The Fog"It was fifteen minutes before I could work myself up to go and humble myself to a nigger; but I done it, and I warn't every sorry for it afterward neither. I didn't do him no more mean tricks, and I wouldn't done that one if I'd 'a' knowed it would make him feel that way" pg. 78
The King and DukePage 113.
"If they wanted us to call them kings and dukes, I hadn't no objections, 'long as it would keep the peace in the family; and it warn't no use to tell Jim, so I didn't tell him. If I never learnt nothing else out of pap, I learnt that the best way to get along with his kind of people is to let them have their own way."
Huck Helps Mary Jane"So she done it. And it was the niggers -- I just
expected it. She said the beautiful trip to England
was most about spoiled for her; she didn't know HOW
she was ever going to be happy there, knowing the
mother and the children warn't ever going to see
each other no more ... 'But they WILL -- and inside of two weeks -- and I
KNOW it!' says I ... Laws, it was out before I could think!" pg. 167
Huck's Letter"I was letting ON to give up sin, but
away inside of me I was holding on to the biggest one
of all. I was trying to make my mouth SAY I would
do the right thing and the clean thing, and go and write
to that nigger's owner and tell where he was; but deep
down in me I knowed it was a lie, and He knowed it.
You can't pray a lie -- I found that out." pg. 190