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Tom and me found the money that the robbers hid in the cave.... we got $6000 a piece. ... The widow Douglas took me for her son and allowed she would sivilize me; but it was rough living in the house all the time considering how abysmal regular and decent the widow was...

... then Pap got too handy with his hick'ry and I couldn't stand it. I was all over welts... I took everything that was worth a cent and took it to where the canoe was hid... I cleaned out the place... I made it seem like I'd been murdered and my dead carcass slung in the river... I went a-spinning down stream soft but quick - with Jim - the Widow’s servant...

... but then we hear they're after us... and so we loaded up the boat, and a raft we found... and then we had us some adventures... Jim got stung by a snake, and I dressed up as a girl to get him help... and then two men come lookin’ for Jim because he was a run away, and we fooled em... and then we got hit by a paddlesteamer, and I was taken in by a mighty fine family called the Grangerfords, and there was a feud... and then we fell in with two fellows and they told us that they were the rightful Duke of Bridgewater and King Looy the Seventeen... and hell was we impressed.... 

...and there was a happy ending. 'cept that there's another woman like the Widow who says she's going to adopt me and sivilise me and I can't stand it. I been there before. 


Huckleberry Finn is also available in Dutch translation.


Please direct any questions to enquiries@huckleberryfinn.co.uk



Mark Twain's playful moral tale of adventure and prejudice gets a robust stage adaptation from Matthew Francis as this year's pleasingly unseasonal Greenwich Christmas show...
Evening Standard

Matthew Francis presents a spirited adventure story that skilfully interweaves the novel's social comedy and melodrama into a very enjoyable play.... as Huck himself would say - a mighty nice show...
Independent on Sunday

The thrill of the production, the sense that what Huck and Jim are embarked on truly is an adventure, where the issue is life or death, freedom or slavery... the feuding Grangerfords are given some stately, self praising songs, adding enjoyable mockery to their strange behaviour, but Francis has added touches of humour throughout the evening...a thrilling new production, a raft of good ideas.
The Times

This picaresque jaunt down the Mississippi keeps one glued...
The Daily Express
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