Samuel Clemen’s humor in Huck Finn began before chapter one

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Check out the NOTICE in this copy of Huck Finn. I was more than a little concerned about being prosecuted, banished, or shot after reading this in the seventh grade. What made this even more alarming was that I didn’t know what a plot was at the time and maybe not even what a moral was. My copy is from around 1918 and was old even when I first read it. I have no idea how I came to own it.

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