The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Why did Jim run away?

Huck Finn Ch 6-9

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Jim relates that he overhead Miss Watson telling the widow that she was going to sell him down the river for a good sum of money. To avoid being sold, Jim ran away, and has been hiding out on Jackson's island.

Oh, Jim did not want to be sold to someone so far away from his family.