The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

What is Twain suggesting by having the king and the duke pull their first "con" at a religious revival?

Chapter 20 of the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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Twain suggests that there is an undercurrent of nastiness to these two characters. They perform their con-job in a sacred place of worship. Although Huck doesn't care much for organized religion, he recognizes the symbolism of what they are doing.