The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

What does Buck say when Huck asks him how the feud between the Sheperdsons and the Grangerfords got started? What is ironic about Buck's response?

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Buck tells Huck that the feud has been going on for over thirty years, but no one remembers the reason anymore. This is ironic because at this point, the families don't know what they're fighting about. Young men die for no reason.


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