The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

What other trick does the woman use to find out huck's true identity?

Chapter 11

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She has him try to kill a rat by throwing a lump of lead at it, and he nearly hits the rat, increasing her suspicions. Finally, she asks him to reveal his real male identity, saying she understands that he is a runaway apprentice and claiming she will not turn him in to the authorities.