Chapter 21: "An Arkansaw Difficulty"
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In chapter 19 the raft is quite tranquil. Huck and Jim continue down the river for a few days, enjoying the fresh air and warm breezes. Huck finds a canoe and uses it to paddle up a stream about a mile in search of berries. By chapter 21, the Duke and King have joined them on the raft. The Duke and King are truly toxic individuals. They change the peaceful raft adventure into a farce. The King and Duke turn their attention to performing scenes from Shakespeare. The King learns the lines for Juliet and practices sword-fighting with the Duke in order to perform part of Richard III. The Duke decides that a great encore would be for the King to perform Hamlet's soliloquy. Unfortunately, without the text at hand, the Duke must piece the famous lines together from memory.