The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

How does the chapter create a mild amount of suspense , leaving the reader with hope for the con artists?

Chapter 22

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We have the mob scene when they proceed to Sherburn’s house. They knock over the front fence only to see Sherburn on the front porch with a shotgun. I don't see any hope for the con-artists. If anything we begin to see a darker underside to their exploits. THey constantly toy with poor Jim over his run away slave status and proceed to cause chaos that is all together negative in the town.