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In Chapter 23, how did the duke and king convince the townsfolk to not beat them up after performing a mediocre show?
By offering refunds.
The king uses his considerable skills of persuasion and uses his advanced age as a means of excuse.
They pull in Huck as their poor orphaned helper to get pity from the crowd.
That if they say the show was great, the other half of town will also come see it, losing their money, too.
They simply run away.