"people could call me a low-down Abolltionist and desplse me for keeping mum-but that don't make no difference. I ain't a-going to tell, and I ain't a-going back there, anyways."
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Answered by jill d #170087
Huck is being defiant for all of the right reason. He no longer feels himself to be bound to the cultural attitudes of his home town. He's doing the right thing, but he's also putting his own self in danger.