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dismal (adj)

gloomy; depressing

notion (n)

theory; belief

raspy (adj)

harsh; grating

seedy (adj)

shabby; run-down

skiff (n)

small boat; flat-bottomed rowboat

thrash (v)

to strike; to beat

victuals (n)


crockery (n)


draft (n)

check or money order

flapdoodle (n)


mesmerism (n)


eaves (n)

lower part of a roof

flighty (adj)

easily excited

hew (v)

to cut

impudent (adj)

sassy; impolite; disrespectful

row (n)

fuss; argument

singular (adj)

unusual; curious

sultry (adj)

exceedingly hot


writing that pokes fun at society or human nature, in the hope that it will change


central message or insight conveyed in a work of literature


use of language that appeals to one or more of the five senses


struggle between opposing forces


form of language spoken by people in a particular region or group

the coffin

where Huck hides the Wilks gold

blue arrow

what the duke & king claim is tattooed on Peter Wilks' chest


amount for which the king sells Jim

tarred and feathered

punishment for the king & the duke

brain fever

what Aunt Sally thinks is wrong with Huck when the butter under his hat is melting down his face

in the calf

where Tom Sawyer gets shot

he wants to save Jim

reason Huck goes to the Phelps farm

Miss Watson has already set Jim free

secret Tom Sawyer is keeping the entire time he and Huck are working to free Jim


the Wilks sister that is suspicious of Huck

Mary Jane

the eldest Wilks sister


the way Huck feels when he sees the duke & the king tarred and feathered


animals that bite Jim while he's in captivity


how Jim is supposed to water his flower

rope ladder

contents of the "witch pie" Huck & Tom bake

adventure novels

influence Tom Sawyer's sense of adventure


home of the real Wilks brothers

mother & sons are separated

reason the Wilks sisters are upset about their slaves being sold

lightning rod

the way Huck & Tom climb out of their room at the Phelps farm

said by Joanna

"Well, I don't want to know no such foolishness as that. How is servants treated in England? Do they treat 'em better 'n we treat our ******s?"

said by Jim

"I ain' got nuffin but a coase comb en a piece o' paper, en a juice-harp; but I reck'n dey wouldn' take no stock in a juice-harp."

said by Aunt Sally

"Well, I never heard the likes of it in all my born days! So it was you, you little rapscallions, thats been making all this trouble and turned everybody's wits clean inside out and scared us all most to death."

said by Tom

"I'm sorry and I warn't expecting it; I won't ever do it again. They told me to. They all told me to. They all said kiss her; and said she'll like it."


what Jim is supposed to use as ink while he's imprisoned

broken arm

one of the reasons the real Wilks brothers can't prove their identities

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