The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Why does Bill and Jack Packard want to kill Jim turner?

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Jake Packard is the man with the gun; he’s trying to convince his buddy Bill to kill the third man, Jim Turner. It seems Jake is afraid Jim will turn on them to the authorities. Jake has a better idea: instead of shooting Bill, they should plunder the rest of the steamboat and then wait for him to drown when the boat goes under. This way, they’ll have clean consciences!