The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

chapter 24

what is the plan the duke comes up with so they dont have to leave jim tied up when the rest of them leave

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To avoid tying Jim up in ropes during the day (since he has been pretending to be a runaway slave), the Duke figures out a better solution. He paints Jim in blue and makes him wear a costume. Then, he writes a sign that reads, "Sick Arab - but harmless when not out of his head." Jim is happy that he can now move around.