First, he points out how he would have been harmed by the 'adventure' Huck glorifies. In the beginning of chapter twelve, Huck and Jim set up a small house on the raft that they are living on. Huck and Jim decide they have to take the robbers boat while the robbers are inside trying to steal more stuff. Upon reaching it, Jim boards, and Huck tells him to signal with a light when he has floated two miles so that Huck, in the skiff, can meet up with him. Huck says that the prince could join the police force or teach French. On the third night, angry men from the first two nights arrive to hurt the duke and the dauphin who escape with Huck and Jim after receiving a large sum of money. Mind I you, it's a-comin'.
They tied up their raft and boarded a wrecked steamboat because Huck wanted an adventure. Jim asks what the boy would do for a living. Solomon had one; he had about a million wives. Huck is a perfect protagonist in this case since he is young and innocent. Tom Sawyer said I was a numskull.
Europe is represented here as a place of feudal brutality; America, as a refuge for the free, like the prince. He wants to know how much money a king gets, and Huck answers that since everything belongs to the king, he gets as much as he wants. Huck finally rejoins Jim, who is sleeping. I hain't hearn 'bout none un um, skasely, but ole King Sollermun, onless you counts dem kings dat's in a pack er k'yards. It lays in de way Sollermun was raised. Then Huck tells Jim the famous story about the two women who claimed the same baby, and how King Solomon's wise judgement was to cut the child in two.
But he'll be pooty lonesome--dey ain' no kings here, is dey, Huck? Huck begins sawing his way out of the cabin. Dey ain' no sense in it. Is a cow a man? Romanticism emphasized emotion, imagination, and sensibility. He had some er de dad-fetchedes' ways I ever see. You missed the whole point—missed it by a thousand miles. Huck cannot convince Jim otherwise. Huck gives up on getting Jim to see reason.
The author's use of foreshadowing gives a tone of suspense for what is to come. The use of polysyndeton adds a dramatic effect because of its strong rhetorical presence. Huck is hungry and wants to eat, but he does not want to risk starting a fire, so he snatches a loaf of bread stuffed with quicksilver from the river, which the crew has set out to help locate the dead. Huck plans to trick Jim into believing that all the events occurring in the fog on the river were only a dream. I hain't hearn 'bout none un um, skasely, but ole King Soller- mun, onless you counts dem kings dat's in a pack er k'yards. Huck, heavy-hearted, realizes that all the robbers must have died. Huck finds out the dead man on the boat was his father.
A harem's a bo'd'n-house, I reck'n. Huck and Jim laze the afternoon away, with Huck reading the books aloud and talking about the adventure they'd had inside the boat. Huck introduces himself as George Jackson and creates an eleborate story. Then, he points out the logical inconsistencies in the story of King Solomon and the pointlessness of the variety of languages people speak. Huck rides in the canoe for awhile while Jim is floating on the raft, and they become separated in a fog. Huck knows that the report is mistaken.
But other times they just lazy around; or go hawking -- just hawking and sp -- Sh! King Solomon didn't really want to kill the child. The Loot Huck and Jim wake up and decide to go through the things the gang of murderers had stolen from the steamboat. But you take a man dat's got 'bout five million chillen runnin' roun' de house, en it's diffunt. But other times they just lazy around; or go hawking--just hawking and sp--Sh! But soon Jim notices all the debris, dirt, and tree branches that collected on the raft while it was adrift. How did that come to be? We laid off all the afternoon in the woods talking, and me reading the books, and having a general good time.
Chapter 7: Pap wakes up and sends Huck to check for fish. Suffering from delirium tremens, Pap chases Huck with a knife before passing out. In the course of the discussion, they discuss the story of Solomon and the two feuding mothers. Is a cow a man? Tom drags logical Huck into his elaborate schemes and adventures. Huck shakes his head and gives up; Jim is impossible to teach anything. Yit dey say Sollermun de wises' man dat ever live'. Now, Huck has the books and Jim is in the role of the outsider who sees through the fantasy.
The boat captain sets off to help the robbers and although Huck is proud of himself, the robbers end up dying anyways. De 'spute warn't 'bout a half a chile, de 'spute was 'bout a whole chile; en de man dat think he kin settle a 'spute 'bout a whole chile wid a half a chile doan' know enough to come in out'n de rain. Huck makes it ashore, but a pack of dogs corners him. Essentially he is breaking the law and hurting the slave's owner, who helped raise Huck, and he feels horrible about what he is doing. Huck reads to Jim about kings and noblemen. Huck then finds Buck and another Grangerford in the woods having a gun fight with two Shepherdsons.