The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Why Huck wrote where the money was instead of telling it to Mary Jane?

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Huck didn't want her thinking about where the money was..... he didn't want to distress her. It was easier to write in down and have her look later.

I didn't want to set her to thinking about her troubles again; and I couldn't seem to get my mouth to tell her what would make her see that corpse laying in the coffin with that bag of money on his stomach. So for a minute I didn't say nothing; then I says:
"I'd ruther not TELL you where I put it, Miss Mary Jane, if you don't mind letting me off; but I'll write it for you on a piece of paper, and you can read it along the road to Mr. Lothrop's, if you want to. Do you reckon that 'll do?"


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn