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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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Honest Injun

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"Honest injun, now, hain't you been telling me a lot of lies?"
"Honest injun," says I.
"None of it at all?"
"None of it at all. Not a lie in it," says I.
"Lay your hand on this book and say it."
I see it warn't nothing but a dictionary, so I laid my hand on it and said it.

What does the following conversation with Joanna from Chapter 26 suggest about Huck's continued moral development?

A

Huck lies too easily, suggesting he is starting to swing back into bad habits.

B

Huck's casual use of a racial epithet suggests his sympathy for Jim is only motivated by personal connection.

C

The lies Huck uses are meant to keep him and Jim safe, suggesting he is growing away from following society's rules.

D

His moral development has stalled after his time with the duke and king.

E

Huck is still struggling to shrug off the values society has taught him.