The Adventures of Huck Finn
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THe Duke tries to trick Huck into sending him in the opposite direction of where Jim is. The duke feels bad and says he’ll tell Huck where to find his slave: just go to Silas Ph– But then he cuts himself off, thinking better of telling the truth. Instead, he tells Huck that Jim is on a farm forty miles in the wrong direction.
Huck, who knows better, thanks him and heads for Silas Phelps’s place.
The outcome of the conflict and major action of Chapter 31, is that Huck breaks with the con men for good, and sets himself on a path to free Jim regardless of any physical or moral costs to himself. He will move forward from here with a newfound maturity, and a new understanding of friendship.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn/ Chapter 31