The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn


What does Twain say about congress in the book?

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The only mention of Congress in the novel is as follows:

“Looky here,” I says; “did you ever see any Congress-water?”
“Well, did you have to go to Congress to get it?”
“Why, no.”
“Well, neither does William Fourth have to go to the sea to get a sea bath.”
“How does he get it, then?”
“Gets it the way people down here gets Congress-water—in barrels. There in the palace at Sheffield they’ve got furnaces, and he wants his water hot. They can’t bile that amount of water away off there at the sea. They haven’t got no conveniences for it.”


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn