The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Chapter 19-20

describe the men huck meet? what were the men doing to get in trouble?

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Huck and Jim meet the King and the Duke. The King is older, around seventy, with a balding head. The Duke is in this thirties.

One of these fellows was about seventy, or upwards, and had a bald head and very gray whiskers. He had an old battered-up slouch hat on, and a greasy blue woolen shirt, and ragged old blue jeans britches stuffed into his boot tops, and home-knit galluses- no, he only had one. He had an old longtailed blue jeans coat with slick brass buttons, flung over his arm, and both of them had big fat ratty-looking carpet-bags.

The other fellow was about thirty and dressed about as ornery. After breakfast we all laid off and talked, and the first thing that come out was that these chaps didn't know one another.

The men got in trouble selling an item that harmed rather than cleaned teeth.

"Well, I'd been selling an article to take the tartar off the teeth- and it does take it off, too, and generly the enamel with it- but I staid about one night longer than I ought to, and was just in the act of sliding out when I ran across you on the trail this side of town, and you told me they were coming, and begged me to help you to get off.


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn