Huckleberry Finn

“I hadn’t had a bite to eat since yesterday, so Jim he got out some corn-dodgers and buttermilk, and pork and cabbage and greens—there ain’t nothing in the world so good when it’s cooked right—and whilst I eat my supper we talked and had a good time. . . We said there warn’t no home like a raft, after all. Other places do seem so cramped up and smothery, but a raft don’t. You feel mighty free and easy and comfortable on a raft.”

I’ve read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn several times; it’s one of those books that you get something new out of with each reading. Here in Mark Twain’s great novel, Finn and Jim are enjoying the simple pleasures on their raft away from the rules of society. Many essays and reviews have been written about this American classic, I’ll just add it’s a great re-read for summer.

You can visit the Mark Twain’s House and Museum in Connecticut.

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