At the end of Chapter 3, Huck and Tom are talking about genies and how to summon them by rubbing a lamp or ring. Tom explains that whoever rubs the lamp/ring gets to control the genie. This is Huck's response:
"Well," says I, "I think they are a pack of flatheads for not keeping the palace themselves 'stead of fooling them away like that. And what's more- if I was one of them I would see a man in Jericho before I would drop my business and come to him for the rubbing of an old tin lamp."
Why does Huck respond this way?