Judge Thatcher has taken Huck's money and invested it with a dollar of interest coming in each day, and Huck now lives with the Widow Douglas and her sister, Miss Watson.
And I about made up my mind to pray, and see if I couldn't try to quit being the kind of a boy I was and be better. So I kneeled down.
But the words wouldn't come. It warn't no use to try and hide it from Him. Nor from ME, neither. I knowed very well why they wouldn't come.
It was because my heart warn't right; it was because I warn't square; it was because I was playing double. 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. So I was full of trouble, full as I could be; and didn't know what to do.
At last I had an idea; and I says, I'll go and write the letter--and then see if I can pray. Why, it was astonishing, the way I felt as light as a feather right straight off, and my troubles all gone. So I got a piece of paper and a pencil, all glad and excited, and set down and wrote: Miss Watson, your runaway nigger Jim is down here two mile below Pikesville, and Mr.
Phelps has got him and he will give him up for the reward if you send. I felt good and all washed clean of sin for the first time I had ever felt so in my life, and I knowed I could pray now.
But I didn't do it straight off, but laid the paper down and set there thinking--thinking how good it was all this happened so, and how near I come to being lost and going to hell.
And went on thinking. And got to thinking over our trip down the river; and I see Jim before me all the time: But somehow I couldn't seem to strike no places to harden me against him, but only the other kind.
I'd see him standing my watch on top of his'n, 'stead of calling me, so I could go on sleeping; and see him how glad he was when I come back out of the fog; and when I come to him again in the swamp, up there where the feud was; and such-like times; and would always call me honey, and pet me and do everything he could think of for me, and how good he always was; and at last I struck the time I saved him by telling the men we had small-pox aboard, and he was so grateful, and said I was the best friend old Jim ever had in the world, and the ONLY one he's got now; and then I happened to look around and see that paper.
It was a close place. I took it up, and held it in my hand. I was a-trembling, because I'd got to decide, forever, betwixt two things, and I knowed it. I studied a minute, sort of holding my breath, and then says to myself:The relationship between Huckleberry Finn and Jim are central to Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn".
Huck's relationships with individual characters are unique in their own way; however, his relationship with Jim is one that is ever changing and sincere. Baltich, BYU, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Concept Analysis Literary Text: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (Dodd, Mead, & Company) Summary ♦ continuing in the vein of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn has run into a large sum of money which he holds in a bank trust.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by: Mark Twain Mark Twain’s novel condemning the institutionalized racism of the pre-Civil War South is among the most celebrated works of .
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Homework Help Questions. How does Jim play the role of a father figure towards Huck throughtout the story The Adventures In Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Jim represents different things to Huck that make him a father-figure. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a sequel to Tom Sawyer, Twain’s novel about his childhood in Hannibal, Missouri.
Huck is the “juvenile pariah of the village” and “son of the town. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (or, in more recent editions, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn) is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in the United Kingdom in December and in the United States in February