The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Why do people suspect Jim for Huck's "murder"?

Chapter 11: They're After Us!
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Jim is an escaped slave. Judith Loftus finally gets to the news about Jim and Huck and tells him that there is a three hundred dollar bounty for capturing Jim. Apparently some of the townspeople believe that Jim killed Huck and ran away, while other people believe that Pap killed Huck. She tells Huck that she personally believes Jim is hiding out on Jackson's Island.

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