Why does Huck decide that he does not want to contradict these men, even though he realizes they are lying?
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The Duke and the King are charlatans. They enjoy thinking they have tricked people and then they like to take advantage of them. Huck is pretty street-wise. He knows that beneath their jovial lies, these guys can turn nasty and cut-throat. Huck knows it is safer to humor them than offend them.