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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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You Talk Like a Muggins.

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"Well, it's awful, I think," says the hare-lip. "I'll go to Uncle Harvey and-"
"Oh, yes," I says, "I would. Of course I would. I wouldn't lose no time."
"Well, why wouldn't you?"
"Just look at it a minute, and maybe you can see. Hain't your uncles obleeged to get along home to England as fast as they can? And do you reckon they'd be mean enough to go off and leave you to go all that journey by yourselves? You know they'll wait for you. So fur, so good. Your uncle Harvey's a preacher, ain't he? Very well, then; is a preacher going to deceive a steamboat clerk? is he going to deceive a ship clerk?- so as to get them to let Miss Mary Jane go aboard? Now you know he ain't. What will he do, then? Why, he'll say, 'It's a great pity, but my church matters has got to get along the best way they can; for my niece has been exposed to the dreadful pluribus-unum mumps, and so it's my bounden duty to set down here and wait the three months it takes to show on her if she's got it.' But never mind, if you think it's best to tell your uncle Harvey-"

"Shucks, and stay fooling around here when we could all be having good times in England whilst we was waiting to find out whether Mary Jane's got it or not? Why, you talk like a muggins."
"Well, anyway, maybe you better tell some of the neighbors."
"Listen at that, now. You do beat all, for natural stupidness. Can't you see that they'd go and tell? Ther' ain't no way but just not to tell anybody at all."
"Well, maybe you're right- yes, I judge you are right."

What does this scene from Chapter 28 reveal about Huck's character?

A

Huck does not know how to take charge.

B

Huck is too kind to speak directly about what the sisters should do.

C

Huck is more comfortable letting the duke and king run cons.

D

Huck can manipulate people cleverly.

E

Huck knows a lot about illnesses from his time spent on the river.