The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

What reason might Twain have for including these lines?

"Everything was dead quiet, and it looked late, and smelt late. You know what I mean-I don't know the words to put it in"

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Part of life in the wild means depending on one's senses. Among other things this passage emphasizes the senses of hearing, sight, and smell. This could also be an example of some foreshadowing and an attempt to relate the experiences of the narrator to the reader. Sometimes it is true that the things we experience cannot be easily explained.