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M a rk T w a in

G reEH ^ A p p l E

Adventures of
Huckleberry Fin
M a rk Tw ain
Contents
About the A uthor 4

C HAPT E R ONE Huck. Tom and Jim 9

C HAPT E R T W O A Clever Escape 18

CHAPT ER T H R E E A Surprise Arrival 25

Slavery in N orth America in the 1800 s 32

CHAPT E R F OUR A Chance Meeting 37

C H APT E R F I VE The Wilks Family 45

C HAPT E R SI X A Surprise in a Coffin! 53

C HAPT E R S E V E N Trouble for Jim 60

C H APT E R E I G H T The Great Escape 69

U N D E R S T A N D IN G THE TEXT 14, 2 2 , 3 0 , 4 1 , 5 0 , 5 8 , 6 6 , 7 6

Special Features:
PET PET-style exercises 14, 22, 31, 35, 36, 41, 42,
50, 66, 67, 7 7

T: g r a d e 4 Trinity-style exercises (G rade 4) 31, 67


PR O JE C T O N T H E W E B 35
Exit Test 79
Key to the Exit test 80

T h e te x t is r e c o r d e d in fu ll.
ISSEf p S l f T h e s e s y m b o ls in d ic a t e th e b e g in n in g a n d e n d o f th e e x tr a c ts lin k e d
to th e li s t e n i n g a c t iv it ie s .
About the Author
M a r k Tw ain was the pen nam e of Samuel Langhorne Clemens. He was
born on 30 November 1835 in Florida, Missouri, bu t w hen he was four
years old, he moved with his family to H annibal, Missouri, a town on the
Mississippi River.
In 1861, M ark Twain had to leave H annibal because of the start of the
Civil War. Four years later, the writer had his first literary success w hen
sev eral n e w s p a p e rs p u b li s h e d his s h o r t sto ry “Jim S m iley a n d his
J u m p in g F ro g .” T h e story was also in c lu d e d in his first book, T he
Celebrated Jum ping Frog o f Calaveras C ounty and other Sketches (1867).
In 1870 M ark Twain married Olivia Langdon and a year later the couple
moved to Hartford, C o nnecticut, w here they lived for the next twenty
years. It was during this period th a t Twain pu blished his best-know n
works. These include The Adventures o f Tom Sawyer (1876) and Life on
the M ississippi (18 83 ). B oth of th e se novels w ere in flu e n c e d by the
a u th o rs childhood experiences in Missouri. Two other historical novels
w e r e a ls o p u b l i s h e d : T h e P r in c e a n d th e P a u p e r ( 1 8 8 1 ) a n d A
C onnecticut Yankee in King A rth u rs Court (1£>89).
Considered by m any to be his m asterpiece, Adventures o f H uckleberry
Finn (1884) was also pu blished during these years. A sequel 1 to The
Adventures o f Tom Sawyer, this novel is told from the point of view of its
protagonist, Huckleberry Finn. The character of H uckleberry is based on
a boy T w ain k n e w d u r in g his c h ild h o o d in H a n n ib a l. T h e b o o k is
extraordinary for its vivid p ortrayal of H u c k an d of life on th e river
during the au tho r s times.
Loved by b o th young and old, M ark T w ain’s novels and short stories
reflect the good and the bad in h u m a n nature. Filled with humor, but
also sadness, his works c o m m u n ic a te b o th the joy an d difficulties of
hu m a n experience.
M ark Twain died on 21 April 1910 in R edding, C o n n e c tic u t. H e was
seventy-four years old.

C om plete M ark T w a in ’s iden tity card.

Nam e 0 Sam uel Langhorne C lem ens


Date and place of birth 1
Date and place of death 2
W ife ’s nam e 3
First book published 4
Som e im portant w orks 5

1. s e q u e l [ ’s iik w e l] : c o n t in u a t io n . A s e q u e l to a film or a b o o k is a n o th e r
film or b o o k th a t c o n t i n u e s th e sto r y .

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ILLINOIS

MISSOURI

# S p r in g fie ld
N ew X ,
M a d r id

KANSA
The Characters

^ Huckleberry Finn

Huck's fa th e r^
B E F O R E Y O U READ

Jk M atch the w ords in th e box to th e p ictures. W rite the w ords in the


spaces next to each picture.

w oods c ro s s fo o tp rin t d e vil ca ve

A Now m atch the w ords above to th eir d efin itio n s. W rite the num ber of
th e picture next to th e co rrect d e fin itio n .

A [ ] An a re a of land c o v e re d w ith tre e s.


B □ A re lig io u s sym b o l.
C | 1A m a rk m ade by y o u r fo o t if you ste p on a so ft su rfa ce .
D [ ] An evil s p irit so m e p e o p le b e lie v e in.
E Q A larg e o p e n in g in a rock.

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CHAPTER ONE

Huck, Tom and Jim


m
y nam e is H uckleberry Finn a n d I live

M
in a small tow n on th e M ississippi River called St
Petersburg. M y friend Tom Sawyer also lives there.
We d o n ’t get b o red o f te n b e c a u s e w e h av e lots of
a d v e n t u r e s a n d we like to t h i n k o f n e w g a m e s to p la y to g e th e r . H e
lives w ith h is A u n t Polly a n d I live w ith t h e W id o w 1 D o u g la s a n d
h e r sister, M iss W a ts o n . I live w ith t h e m b e c a u s e my m o t h e r is
d e a d a n d n o b o d y k n o w s w h e r e m y f a t h e r is.
I t ’s n o t e a s y to live in a h o u s e b e c a u s e I lik e b e i n g o u t s i d e
m o s t o f th e tim e . B efo re I c a m e to live w ith t h e w id o w a n d h e r
sister, I d i d n ’t hav e a h o u s e , so n o b o d y to ld m e w h a t to do. N o w
th e tw o w o m e n alw ay s te ll m e w h a t to do. M is s W a t s o n o f t e n

1. W i d o w : s h e is c a lle d “W id o w ” b e c a u s e h e r h u s b a n d is d e a d .

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

says, ”H uck, do yo ur spelling lessons!” She w ants m e to do w h a t she


says all th e tim e. T h is is d ifficu lt, so s o m e tim e s I ’m sad. I t s also
difficult to go to school. B ut the W idow D ouglas thinks school is good
for m e. I'm le a r n in g to spell, r e a d a n d w rite a little, a n d I m also
learn in g som e m ath .
I'm only a boy, b u t I have a lot of money. Tom an d I fo u n d $ 1 2 ,0 0 0
in a cave once. I t’s ours now a n d we e a c h have $ 6 ,0 00 . A m a n n a m e d
Ju dge T h a tc h e r is keeping m in e for m e b e c a u se I ’m still ju s t a boy.
I k n o w my f a th e r w a n ts my money, so i t ’s a good th in g h e is n ’t
here. Before I fo u n d th e money, he often hit me. I hid 1 in th e
w oods m ost of th e tim e w h e n he was here. I ’m sorry
I c a n ’t tell you I never saw h im again, b eca u se
I did. This is th e story of all th e ad v en tu res
I h ad b eca u se my fa th e r re tu rn e d .
It all s ta r t e d o n e w in te r m o rn in g .
A fte r b re a k fa s t, I w e n t in to th e
g a rd e n . T h e re w as sn o w on th e
g ro u n d a n d I saw a footprint. I looked
dow n a n d saw th e sh ap e 2 of a cross in
o n e o f th e fo o tp rin ts. It was m a d e to
k eep th e devil away. S u d d en ly , I w as
very afraid. I knew th a t fo o tp rin t well.
It was my f a th e r ’s.

1. h i d : (h id e , h id , h id d e n ) w e n t th e r e b e c a u s e I d id n ’t w a n t h im to fin d m e .
2. s h a p e : th e fo rm o f s o m e t h in g .
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

I n e e d e d h e lp a n d th e r e w as o nly o n e p e r s o n I
c o u ld ask. T h a t p e r s o n w as Jim , M iss W a t s o n ’s
slave. 1 J im w as a tall b la c k m a n . H e h a d a ball
m a d e o f a n i m a l hair. T h e b all k n e w e v e ry th in g
a b o u t t h e f u t u r e . I w a n t e d to a s k J im a b o u t m y
f u t u r e a n d m y f a t h e r ’s.
So t h a t n ig h t I w e n t to see J im in his ro o m .
“ M y f a t h e r is h e r e a g a i n . I k n o w b e c a u s e I
f o u n d his f o o tp r i n ts in th e s n o w ,” I crie d .
J i m l i s t e n e d to h is b a ll a n d s a id , “Y our o ld
f a t h e r d o e s n ’t k n o w w h a t to do. S o m e t i m e s
h e w a n ts to go aw ay a n d s o m e tim e s h e w a n ts
to stay.”
“W h a t a b o u t m e ? ” I ask e d .

m o n e y a n d c a n n o t le a v e . F o r m o r e in f o r m a tio n , s e e p a g e 3 2 .
Huck. Tom and Jim

“T h e b all says y o u r f u t u r e w ill b e very d iffic u lt, b u t also very


happy. D o n ’t go n e a r th e river b e c a u s e t h e r e ’s tr o u b l e t h e r e , ” Jim
answ ered.
I w e n t to m y ro o m . I fe lt very a fra id a g a in . I o p e n e d th e d o o r
a n d s u d d e n ly saw th e m a n I w as so a f ra id of. H e w as s ittin g on
my b e d . It w as m y fa th e r!
U N D E R S T A N D IN G T H E TEXT
PET

Decide if each sentence is correct or incorrect. If it is correct, tick (✓ ) A;


if it is incorrect, tick (✓ ) B. T h ere is an exam ple at the beginning (0).

A B
0 H u c k le b e rry Finn live s in a sm a ll to w n ne a r the
P a c ific O cea n. □ 0
1 He is frie n d s w ith T om S aw yer. D □
2 He live s w ith th e W id o w D o u g la s and her siste r. □ □
3 H u c k ’s m o th e r and fa th e r are both dead. □ a
4 M iss W a tso n a lw a y s te lls H uck w h a t to do. □ □
5 H uck fin d s it d iffic u lt to go to scho ol. □ □
6 He d o e s n ’t th in k he is le a rn in g a n y th in g at school. □ □
7 T om and H uck are both v e ry poor. □ d
8 H u c k ’s fa th e r n e v e r hits him . □ □
9 Jim is M iss W a ts o n ’s sla ve. □ □
10 Jim to ld H uck his fu tu re w as ha p p y w ith no p ro b le m s. □ □

L IS T E N IN G
Huck has to do many th in g s in th e house. Listen to the W idow Douglas
tellin g Huck w hat to do and num ber th e pictures in the correct order.

:V' / ■ i. _

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A Y O U ’ R E A L O T T E R Y W IN N E R !
W hat w ould $6,000 be w orth today? To find out, m ultiply it by tw enty.
($1 in th o se days w ould be w orth $20 to day.) W rite your total in the
space provided.

$ 6 ,0 0 0 x 2 0 i ......... ......................

Im agine you win th is am ount of m oney on the lottery. W hat w ould you
like to spend it on? Below are pictures of som e th in g s you could buy
with th e am ount of m oney you ju st calcu lated. Look at each picture
and decide w hich one you like best.

A W R IT IN G
Look back at your answ er above and w rite a short letter to Huck. Tell
him w hy you m ade th is choice and not the others. If you prefer, you
may w rite him a letter tellin g him about som e other way in which you
w ould spend yo u r m oney. W rite yo u r letter in about 100 w ords.

D ear H uck, ..................................................................................................................

Y ou rs,

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Jk SUMMARY
W hat happens in C h ap ter O ne? Match a sentence in colum n A to a
sen ten ce in colum n B.

A B
1 H uck and T om A w a n ts H u c k ’s m oney.
2 H uck live s w ith B lo o kin g a fte r H u c k ’s m oney.
3 H uck and T om have C d o n ’t get bored ve ry often.
4 Ju d g e T h a tc h e r is D to ld H uck his fu tu re .
5 H u c k ’s fa th e r E sa w a fo o tp rin t in the snow .
6 O ne m o rn in g H uck F saw his fa th e r.
7 M iss W a ts o n ’s sla ve , Jim , G a lot of m oney.
8 H uck w e n t to his room and H the W id o w D o u g la s and M iss
W a tso n .
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*

A LANGUAGE
U nscram ble the verbs below to get th eir infin itive form s.

1 viel ............................. 5 ts ra t ......


2 n la e r ......................... 6 islten
3 difn ............................ 7 eihd
4 tih ..............................

C hoose w hich of the above verbs best fits each senten ce below and
co m p lete each one with eith er the Present Sim ple or Past Sim ple
form s of your unscram bled verbs. T h ere is an exam ple at the
beginning (0).

0 H uck w ith M iss W a tso n and the W id o w D ouglas.


1 H u c k ..................... so m e m o n e y in a cave once.
2 H u c k ’s t r o u b le s ...................... w hen he saw his fa th e r’s fo o tp rin t in the
snow .
3 Jim ...................... to his ball of a n im a l h air b e fo re he to ld H uck his
fu tu re .
4 H u c k ’s fa th e r is a v io le n t m an w ho ofte n ..................... his son.
5 H uck n e v e r how to spe il until he w e n t to school.
6 H uck o fte n ..................... in th e w o o d s b e ca u se his fa th e r hits him.

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B E F O R E Y O U READ

Match th e w ords in the box to th e pictures. Then com p lete this


crossw ord using th e w ords. All of th e w ords com e from C hapter Two.
Som e letters are alread y in th e crossw ord to help you.

saw pig ca n o e gun ax blood hole beard

Five across sp ells th e nam e of one of the characters in this story. W ho


is it?

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CHAPTER TWO

A Clever Escape

saw my fa th e r so long ago, b u t I k n e w h e w as

I
th e m a n I w as lo o k in g a t now. H e w as a b o u t fifty, a n d h a d
lon g, d irty b la c k h a ir a n d a b la c k b e a r d . H is fa c e w as very
w h ite a n d h e w as w e a r in g very old c lo th e s . H is s h o e s h a d
h o le s in t h e m a n d so d id h is h a t. H e lo o k e d a t m e , t h e n said, “So,
y o u ’re w e a r in g c l e a n n e w c l o t h e s . ”
“Yes, th e W id o w D o u g la s b o u g h t th e m for m e , ” I a n s w e r e d .
“I know . I a ls o k n o w s h e ’s s e n d i n g y o u to s c h o o l. You m u s t
t h i n k y o u ’re b e t t e r t h a n y o u r f a t h e r n o w ,” h e said.
W i t h o u t th in k in g , I a n s w e r e d , “M a y b e I do a n d m a y b e I d o n ’t . ”
“I ’m y o u r fa th e r, n o t Lt h a t W id o w D o u g la s . You’re m y so n ag a in
n o w a n d all s o n s do w h a t t h e i r f a th e r s tell t h e m , ” h e said.
I w as ev e n m o r e a fra id now, so 1 said, “Yes, f a t h e r . ”
I w as a fra id to lo o k a t h im . H e got u p a n d said, “I k n o w J u d g e

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A Clever Escape

T h a t c h e r h a s y o u r m oney. Tm y o u r fa th e r , so i t ’s m y m o n e y n o w .”
T h e n h e t u r n e d a n d left. I k n e w h e w as g o in g to g et d r u n k . 1
T h e n e x t m o r n i n g h e w e n t to J u d g e T h a t c h e r ’s h o u s e . H e trie d
to get m y $ 6 , 0 0 0 b u t th e ju d g e d i d n ’t le t h im h av e it. I w as h a p p y
b e c a u s e I k n e w J u d g e T h a t c h e r a n d th e W id o w D o u g la s w e re n o t
afraid o f m y fa th e r.
It w as a g o o d t h i n g t h e j u d g e a n d t h e w id o w also h e l p e d to
keep m e in s c h o o l. B u t o n e day in th e s p rin g m y f a t h e r f o u n d m e
on m y w ay to s c h o o l. H e to o k m e u p th e riv er in a b o a t, a n d t h e n
he m a d e m e go in to th e w o o d s w ith h im . W e w a lk e d fo r a lo n g
tim e a n d c a m e to a n old, e m p ty c a b i n m a d e o f w o o d . H e m a d e
me stay th e r e fo r m a n y days a n d n ig h ts .
M y c l e a n n e w c l o t h e s b e c a m e o ld a n d dirty. I d i d n ’t go to
sch o o l a n y m o r e a n d I s t a r t e d to say b a d w o rd s a g a in . M y f a t h e r
s ta r te d to h it m e m o re a n d m o r e o fte n . O nce h e le ft m e in th e
h o u s e fo r th r e e days. I fin ally d e c i d e d to r u n away.
M y f a t h e r w as alw ay s c a r e f u l n o t to le a v e a n y k n iv e s in t h e
h o u s e w h e n e v e r h e le ft m e t h e re . B u t o n e day I f o u n d a n old saw.
I d e c id e d I c o u ld m a k e a h o le th r o u g h t h e w all w ith it.
T h e n e x t m o r n i n g m y f a t h e r to ld m e to go to t h e r iv e r a n d
c a tc h s o m e fish for b r e a k f a s t. W h i le I w as by th e river, I s u d d e n ly
saw a n e m p ty cjanoe o n th e river. T h is w as m y c h a n c e . I d e c id e d
to h id e th e c a n o e a n d u s e it t h a t n ig h t.
L a te r m y f a t h e r w e n t in to to w n a n d le ft m e in th e h o u s e . I got
o u t my saw a n d s t a r t e d to w o r k o n m y h o le . S o o n I c lim b e d o u t o f
th e c a b in th r o u g h th e h o le . I d i d n ’t leave a n y f o o tp r i n ts b e c a u s e
th e re w as grass o n t h e g r o u n d all t h e w ay to th e c a n o e .

1. g e t d r u n k : d rin k lo t s o f a lc o h o l. S o m e p e o p le c a n b e c o m e v io le n t w h e n
th e y are d ru n k .

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I h a d m y f a t h e r ’s g u n w ith
m e. I w e n t in to th e w o o d s to h u n t 1 a
p ig . I t o o k t h e p ig b a c k to t h e c a b i n
a n d le t t h e p ig s b lo o d fall o n t h e g r o u n d .
T h e n , I p u ll e d s o m e o f m y h a ir o u t a n d p u t it on
m y f a t h e r ’s ax w ith s o m e o f th e p ig ’s b lo o d .
I t o o k t h e p ig o u t s i d e a n d le t it fall i n t o t h e river. I h o p e d
p e o p le m ig h t t h i n k th e pig s b lo o d w as m in e a n d t h i n k I w as
d e a d . I w a ite d for n ig h t. T h e n I got in th e c a n o e a n d w e n t to
J a c k s o n ’s Is la n d .
All t h a t w o rk m a d e m e very tire d . I go t o u t o f th e c a n o e a n d
w e n t in to t h e w o o d s. I f o u n d a p la c e o n th e g rass a n d w e n t
to sleep .

1. h u n t : fin d a n d k ill ( u s u a lly fo r fo o d or sp o r t).


U N D E R S T A N D IN G TH E TEXT
PET

C hoose the best answ er (A, B, C or D). There is an exam ple


at the beginning (0).

0 W hen Huck saw his father, he


A GG d id n ’t know w ho he was.
B GG thought he looked old.
C 0 knew who he w as im m ediately.
D GG decided to run away.
t
1 H uck’s father had
A GG clean new clothes on.
B □ short, blond hair.
C GG holes in his shoes.
D GG short hair and a long beard.

2 H uck’s father w anted Huck to


A Q do w hat he told him to do.
B G do w hat the W idow Douglas told him to do.
C GG alw ays live with the W idow Douglas.
D GG be free and happy.

3 H u ck’s father thought


A GG Huck d id n ’t w ant his money.
B □ Huck could keep his money.
C GG Huck w as poor.
D □ H u ck’s m oney w as his now.

4 Judge Thatcher
A GG gave H uck’s father the money.
B □ d id n ’t let H u ck’s father have the money.
C □ gave H u ck’s m oney to the W idow Douglas.
D GG spent all of H u ck’s money.

5 On H uck’s w ay to school, his father took him



A I I to the W idow D o ug las’s house in the woods.
B □ □ to an em pty house in the w oods.
m


C I I hunting in the woods.
D □
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6 Huck m ade a hole in the wall with
A Q a knife.
B □ an ax.
C O a saw.
D □ a gun.

7 W hen Huck escaped, he left


A Q a lot of footprints on the ground.
B □ no footprints because of the grass.
C □ no footprints because of the leaves.
D Q a lot of footprints in the snow.

8 Huck hunted a pig so he could


A cook it for dinner for him self and his father.
B □ leave it as a present for his father.
C take it with him to J a c kso n ’s Island.
D Q m ake people believe he w as dead.

A . SUMMARY
In Chapter Two we find out that Huck thought of a clever way to run
away and to m ake people think he was dead. Read what Huck did (1-6)
and match each sentence to why he did it (A-F). Then put the actions in
the correct order.

1 He fo u n d an e m p ty c a n o e on th e river.
2 He put so m e of th e p ig ’s b lood and his ow n h a ir on his fa th e r’s ax.
3 H uck used a saw to m ake a hole in th e w all.
4 He hu nte d a pig.
5 He th re w th e pig into the river.
6 H uck w a ite d until it w as dark.

A He w a n te d the p e o p le to b e lie v e th e a n im a l’s blood w as his.


B He w a n te d to use th is to go to J a c k s o n ’s Island.
C He d id n ’t w a n t a n y o n e to find th e dead a n im al.
D He did th is to g et o ut of th e old h o use his fa th e r kept him in.
E He c o u ld m ake p e o p le th in k s o m e o n e killed him w ith th is o bject.
F He d id n ’t w a n t a n y o n e to see him leave.

1DD 2UU 3DD 5DD 6DD

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.A O P P O S IT E S
W hat are the o p p o sites of the ad jectives in the box? C om plete the
sentences w ith the o p p o sites of each of the w ords.

-clean a live stu p id good old c a re le s s full

1 H uck fo u n d an ............... c a n o e and he d e cid e d to ta ke it.


2 The W idow D ouglas w as nice to Huck and bought h im ............... clothes.
3 H uck’s father w a s ................. not to leave knives in the house.
4 H uck’s clothes becam e v e r y ..)... after his father took him away.
5 After living with his father, Huck started s a y in g .................w ords again.
6 Huck was able to think of a v e r y .................w ay to escape.
7 Huck hoped people m ight think he w a s .................when they saw the p ig ’s
blood on the axe.

B E F O R E YOU READ

A Look at the pictures below . They show the kinds of boats you m ight
see on the M ississippi River. Each boat has a num ber. Match the
num ber to the co rrect w ord from the box for each boat.

houseboat ca n o e s te a m b o a t

1 2 3

Now m atch the d efin itio n s below to one of the pictures above.

A Q i A boat w ith a fla t b o tto m th a t is used as a flo a tin g house.


B □ A boa t w ith a ste a m e n g in e o fte n used on rivers.
C CD A th in, sm all w o o d e n bo at fo r one or tw o people.

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CHAPTER THREE

A Surprise Arrival

w o ke up and saw th e sun was h ig h up in th e sky.

I
T h a t m e a n t it w as a f te r e ig h t o ’c lo c k in th e m o rn in g . T h e
light c a m e dow n th r o u g h th e trees, b u t it was still q u ite d ark
in th e w oods. I felt h a p p y b e c a u s e I was free of my father.
*

I w as a b o u t to go to sle e p a g a in , b u t s u d d e n ly I h e a r d a lo u d ,
“b o o m ! ” I d i d n ’t k n o w h o w f a r it w a s , b u t s u d d e n l y I h e a r d it
again! I j u m p e d u p a n d lo o k e d a t th e riv er t h r o u g h th e leaves. I
saw a l o t o f s m o k e o n t h e w a t e r
an d a s t e a m b o a t fu ll o f p e o p le .
“T h e y th in k I ’m dead. ^
T h e y ’r e f i r i n g c a n n o n b a l l s ^
i n t o t h e w a t e r to m a k e m y
dead b o d y c o m e u p , ” I
th o u g h t.
Adventures of Huckleberry

S o o n th e s te a m b o a t got close to th e island. I saw p e o p le I


k n e w o n th e b o at: Tom Sawyer, his A u n t Polly, m y f a t h e r a n d
Jud ge T h atch er. T h e b o at w e n t a ro u n d J a c k s o n ’s Island, th e n up the
river a n d b a c k to th e tow n. I w aited u ntil I k n ew I was O K before I
decid ed to c a tc h som e fish for breakfast.
By th e e n d of th e day, I s tarted to feel a little sad b e c a u se nobody
was on th e island w ith me. T h re e days an d nights p assed in th e sam e
way. I fished, looked for fruit, a n d looked a ro u n d th e island.
Early in th e m o rn in g on th e fo u rth day, I w e n t into th e woods w ith
my gun. I w alked on th e leaves and, suddenly, my h e a r t jum ped! O n
th e g ro u n d was a m an. H e was sleeping a n d h a d a b l a n k e t 1 over his
head. It was alm o st daylight. I kep t my eyes on him . Soon, he woke
up a n d th re w th e b la n k e t off his head.
O h , was I h ap p y to see him! It was Jim , Miss W a ts o n ’s slave.
“Hello, Jim !” I cried, a n d ju m p e d o u t from b e h in d th e trees.
H e ju m p e d up, very afraid. T h e n h e said,
“O h please, d o n ’t h u r t me! I never h u r t any one!”
Well, it d id n ’t take m e too long to m ake h im u n d e r s ta n d I w a s n ’t
dead. I was so h ap py to have so m eo n e w ith me. I talked a n d talked,
b u t Jim d id n ’t say a word. A fter I told h im my story, we sat on the
g rass t o g e th e r a n d h a d b r e a k f a s t. N o w Jim k n e w w h a t re a lly
h a p p e n e d to me, b u t I d id n ’t kno w w h a t h a p p e n e d to him.
“So, Jim, w hy are you h e re ? ” I
“I ra n away th e n ig h t after you did. O ld M iss W atso n was not very
n ic e to m e , b u t I alw ays t h o u g h t s h e d i d n ’t w a n t to sell m e to
anyone. B ut a slave t r a d e r 2 cam e to h e r h o u s e often in th e last few
days. So I s tarted to worry. I was right to worry b e c a u se I fo u n d

1 . b l a n k e t : a w a rm c o v e r th a t y o u s le e p u n d e r .
2. s l a v e t r a d e r : th is p e r s o n b u y s a n d s e lls s la v e s .

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o u t th a t Miss W a tso n w a n te d to sell m e for $ 8 0 0 to
trad e r. W h e n I f o u n d o u t, I d e c id e d to r u n away. I sw am
across th e river to this islan d a n d stayed h e re u n til you fo u n d

A fter we told ea c h o th e r o u r stories, we clim b ed up a hill on


island. T h e re we fo u n d a cave a n d m a d e it o u r h om e. N ow th a t
was w ith me, my days on th e island w ere m u c h better.
O n e n ig h t we saw an old h o u s e b o a t co m in g dow n th e river. We got
in o u r c an o e a n d w e n t over to it. W h e n we clim bed in th ro u g h one of
th e w indow s we saw a bed, two old chairs, a n d lots of things on the
floor. A m a n was on th e floor. I th o u g h t h e was sleeping, b u t Jim said
“I kno w a d ead m a n w h e n I see o n e .” I sud d en ly felt very afraid.
H e w e n t over to th e m a n a n d p u t an old b la n k et on his face.
“I b e lie v e h e d ie d tw o o r t h r e e d ay s ago. D o n ’t c o m e h
b e c a u se it’s a very ugly th in g to see,” Jim said.
I h a d no w ish to see a d ead m an. I ju s t h elp ed Jim take
things we m ig h t need.
We clim bed o u t of th e h o u s e b o a t again an d w e n t
to th e island. Later, w h e n I clo sed my eyes to
sleep, I th o u g h t of th e d ead m a n a n d
k n ew w hy h e was dead.
U N D E R S T A N D IN G T H E TEXT

C om p lete the sen ten ces w ith w ords from the box. Then put the
senten ces in th e co rrect order to m ake a sum m ary of w hat Huck did in
C hapter Three.

body ca tch cave fo llo w e d g h o st


lis te n e d riv e r s le e p in g ste a m b o a t

A E ] He c o n v in c e d Jim th a t he w a s not a ............................


B □ He d id n 't lo o k at th e dead ............................on the h o u se b o a t.
C O He fo u n d a m an .......................... in the w o o d s.
D n He heard a loud n o ise co m in g from the ...................... ,.. .
E Q He ..........................to J im 's s to ry a b o u t M iss W a tson.
F Q ] He d e c id e d t o ............................som e fish fo r his b re a kfa st.
G □ H e ................ ......... Jim into th e h o u s e b o a t on th e river.
H Q He re a liz e d th e p e o p le on t h e ................ w e re lo o kin g fo r him .
I Q He fo u n d a ......................... w ith Jim and m ade it into a hom e.

A W R IT IN G
G reetin g s from Huck! C om plete H u ck’s postcard to Tom Saw yer. Use
the co rrect form of the verbs from the box.

be (x2) find run sle e p have


hope te ll kn ow w ant

D ear Tom ,

I’m 1 ................... a lot of a d v e n tu re s w ith Jim . Ju s t a few da ys a fte r I


2 aw ay, I 3 ................ Jim . At first, I 4 .................... ve ry afraid
b e c a u s e I did not 5 w ho he 6 ........... ......... He 7 ....................
on th e g ro u n d w ith a b la n k e t o v e r his head. He 8 .................. me he
ran a w a y b e c a u s e M iss W a ts o n 9 ....................to sell him to a sla ve
tra d e r fo r $8 00 ! I w a n t to help Jim run a w a y first, but I 1 0 ...... ^..........
to co m e hom e soon so I can tell you all a b o u t o u r a d ve n tu re s.

Y ou rs,
H uck

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PET

A Com plete th e sen ten ces with th e best w ord (A, B, C or D). There is an
exam ple at th e beginning (0).

H uck w o ke up and ...P... the 3 W hen he saw the man w as


sun w as high up in the sky. Jim , H uck ju m p e d out from
A looked ...... the tre e s.
B saw A behind
C w a tc h e d B under
D sta re d C above
D on
H uck was about to go to sleep
again. suddenly he heard 4 Jim ran a w a y b e ca u se M iss
a loud “boom !” W a tso n w a n te d to sell
A because fo r $800.
B so A his
C but B him
D if C her
D he
Huck w ent into the w oods and
found a man asleep the 5 Jim told H uck not to look
ground. the dead m an in the
A at h o u se b o a t.
B over A at
C in B on
D on C to
D w ith

T: GRADE 4

A S P E A K IN G
Topic - w eeken d /se aso n al a ctivities
You can still see steamboats on the Mississippi River today. Many people
like to take steam boat tours of the river, especially during the summer.
Talk about a weekend or seasonal activity you enjoy. Bring pictures of
your chosen activity to class. Use the questions below to help you.

1 W h a t a c tiv ity did you c h o o se , and w h y?


2 W ha t e q u ip m e n t, if any, do you need fo r yo u r
a c tiv ity ?
3 H ow o fte n do you like to do th is a c tiv ity ?
4 Do you plan to c o n tin u e w ith th is
a c tiv ity fo r a long tim e ? W h y?
W hy not?
Slavery in North America
in the 1800s
A s la v e m u s t w o r k v e r y h a r d f o r
someone for no money. Today there are
very few countries in the world where
slavery is still allowed, b u t in the past it
was very com m on in many countries in
the world. W h e n we think of slavery, we
o fte n th in k of th e s la v e s in t h e
southern states of the USA during the
1800s.
T he colonists w ho moved to A m erica
needed a lot of people to work on their
land. O th e r colonists did n o t w an t to
do this work, and the owners also did
n o t w a n t to p a y p e o p l e . So s la v e s ,
mainly from Africa, were brought to the country.
The slaves traveled on over-crowded 1 ships and m any died during the
journey. British m erchants 2 made a lot of money from selling the slaves
to the A m erican colonists. O n c e the slaves arrived in A merica, slave
traders took them to markets, where they were bought and sold.
The slaves had to work very hard and were often punished. Many slaves
died because of the horrible way they were treated. A no ther very sa<3
thing was th a t slaves were often sep arated from th eir families. O ften
mothers, fathers and children w ent to different states.
Because of their terrible lives m any slaves tried to ru n away. A secret

1. o v e r - c r o w d e d : if th e r e a re to o m a n y p e o p le , w e c a n sa y th a t it is o v e r ­
crow ded.
2 . m e r c h a n t s : t h e s e p e o p le b u y a n d s e ll t h in g s , u s u a lly in la r g e q u a n titie s .

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T aking A frica n slaves on board a slave ship,
engraving from Casseks H istory o f E n g la n d (c. 1830).

system called the U nderground Railroad 1 was established by people who


were against slavery. These people, called “Abolitionists,” helped runaway
slaves by giving them food and places to hide. As a result many slaves
escaped to the no rthern states and Canada.
The differences of opinion about slavery in the N orth and the South was
one of the reasons for the American Civil War, which began in 1861. The
war lasted four years and caused many problems even after it ended. The
war started b eca u se som e s o u th e rn states tried to separate from the
Union. At first, President Abraham Lincoln took the northern states into

1. r a i l r o a d : h e r e “r a ilr o a d ” r e fe r s to th e n e tw o r k o f p e o p le in th is s y s te m .
H ow ever, a “railroad ” is th e sy ste m o f m e ta l tracks o n w h ic h a train travels.

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Illu stra tio n o f G eneral Lew is A rm istea d at the B a ttle o f G ettysburg.

the war to try to save the Union, bu t freeing the slaves becam e im portant
during the war.
In 1863, President Lincoln signed the Em ancipation Proclamation. This
do cu m ent stated that all slaves in the southern states were free. Lincoln
knew he had to wait until he won the war, bu t the Proclam ation told the
South that the end of slavery was near.
T h e Civil W ar en d ed in 1865. T h e 13th A m e n d m e n t was passed the
s a m e y e a r t h e w a r e n d e d . T h e a m e n d m e n t m a d e s la v e ry ille g a l
t h r o u g h o u t th e U n ite d S ta te s . Life slow ly got b e t t e r for A frican -
Americans, but it took a long time. In 1964 The Civil Rights Act became
law. This made discrimination based on race, color, religion or national
origin illegal. A lot of people, especially in the South, protested against
this new law and there was a lot of violence. During the 1960s, the Civil
Rights M ovem ent with some of the im p ortan t people con nected to it,
such as M artin L uther King, Jr. and Malcolm X, becam e very im portant
in improving the rights of all African-Americans.
PET

Decide if each sentence is correct or incorrect. If it is correct, tick ( • o


A; if it is incorrect, tick (✓ ) B.

A B
1 T he A m e ric a n c o lo n is ts b o u g h t s la v e s to w o rk on th e ir
land. □ □
2 S la ve s did not often die on th e s la ve s h ip s th a t to o k
th em to A m e rica . □ □
3 M ost s la v e s did not com e fro m A frica . □ □
4 S la ve tra d e rs often he lpe d s la v e s to run aw ay. □ □
5 T he U n d e rg ro u n d R a ilro a d w as a syste m used to help
s la v e s run aw ay. □ □
6 A b o litio n is ts w a n te d s la v e ry to co n tin u e . □ □
7 T he A m e ric a n C ivil W a r lasted from 1 86 1 -1 8 6 5 . □ □
8 T he E m a n c ip a tio n P ro c la m a tio n s ta te d th a t o n ly peo p le
in th e S outh c ou ld ow n sla ve s. □ □

PROJECT O N T H E W E B
The U n d e rg ro u n d R a ilro a d
Your te a c h e r w ill g iv e you th e c o rre c t w e b s ite a d d re s s . You are a
slave in 1 9 th -c e n tu ry A m e ric a and yo u w a n t to e s c a p e . F o llo w th e
in s tru c tio n s to g et to C a n a d a . A n s w e r th e q u e s tio n s b e lo w on y o u r
way. G ood lu ck!
► W ho w as H arriet Tubm an and w hat did she do to help runaw ay slaves?
W hat object w as used to @ Underground Railroad
£ a si
show that a house was
safe?
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Garrett w hen he w as □ iebh;


arrested?
Y o u are a slave.
W hy w ere slaves still not
safe after they reached the
northern states, such as
Philadelphia?
YES. NO! <r:
W hy w as Lake Erie Iu a n tr 11!stay
to y o !' here.
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som etim es difficult to


0 NATONALGEOGRAPHIC COM
cross?

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B E F O R E YOU READ
PET

A Listen to the beginning of C h ap ter Four and choose the correct picture
ftm (A, B or C).

1 W h ere did H uck and Jim w a n t to go?

2 W h a t did th e y w a n t to ea t fo r lu n ch ?

3 W h e re w as H uck w h en he saw th e tw o m en?

4 W h a t w a s th e o ld e r m an w e a rin g ?

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CHAPTER FOUR

A Chance Meeting

fte r I fo u n d J im , t h e d a y s fle w by. 1 W e


liv ed j u s t t h e w ay w e w a n t e d . W e le ft J a c k s o n ’s
I s la n d a n d w e n t u p th e river. W e w a n t e d to g et to
th e N o r th . 2
We tra v e le d a t n ig h t b e c a u se th e re w ere no people on th e river th e n .
We did this b e c a u s e Jim w as a r u n a w a y slave, a n d w e d id n ’t w a n t
anyone to see him . D u rin g th e day we left o u r c an o e so m ew h ere on
the river. T h e n we slept, swam, a n d la ter h a d s o m e th in g to eat.
Early o n e m o r n i n g I d e c i d e d to lo o k fo r s o m e f r u it fo r l u n c h . I
was in th e w o o d s w h e n I saw tw o m e n r u n n in g .
“Q u ic k , p le a s e h e lp us. S o m e m e n a n d dogs a re r u n n i n g a f te r
us, b u t w e d i d n ’t do a n y t h i n g , ” th e y s h o u te d .

1. f l e w b y : p a s s e d b y v ery q u ic k ly .
2. N o r t h : in m a n y n o r th e r n s t a te s it w a s ille g a l fo r p e o p le to h a v e s la v e s .

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

I h a d no tim e to th in k , so I d e c id e d to h e lp th e m . I felt sorry


fo r t h e tw o m e n . W e g o t b a c k to th e c a m p . J im m a d e a fire
a n d w e s a t a r o u n d it. O n e o f th e m e n w as a b o u t s e v e n ty y ears
old. H e w as b a ld 1 a n d h a d a gray b e a rd . H e h a d a n old h a t on,
a b l u e s h i r t a n d o ld b l u e j e a n s . T h e o t h e r m a n w a s a b o u t
th ir ty a n d w as also w e a r in g old c l o th e s . B o th o f th e m c a r r ie d
big old bags. |J
By th e w ay th e tw o m e n lo o k e d a n d ta lk e d , w e c o u ld see th e y
w ere fr a u d s . 1 B u t w e d i d n ’t say a n y t h in g b e c a u s e w e k n e w
they m ig h t g et us in to tr o u b l e . I lo o k e d a t th e tw o m e n a n d
asked, “W h a t a re y o u r n a m e s ? ”
T h e y w e re q u i e t fo r a m o m e n t, t h e n th e old m a n said, “J u s t
call m e th e k in g a n d h im th e d u k e . You m u s t also b e very n ic e
to us b e c a u s e w e a re a k in g a n d a d u k e . ”
W e k n e w it w a s n ’t t r u e , b u t w e a g r e e d to ca ll t h e m t h e
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

king a n d th e duke. We m a d e b reak fast a n d tried to do things the way


w e u s u a ll y d id . T h e tw o m e n a s k e d u s a lo t o f q u e s t i o n s . T h e y
th o u g h t Jim was a ru n a w a y slave. I k n ew th e se m e n m ig h t get Jim
into trouble. People co u ld get a lot of m o n e y for a ru naw ay slave. So I
decided to tell th e m Jim was my slave. It was a good th ing th e two
m e n d id n ’t ask us any m ore questio ns. I h o p e d they believed me, b u t I
w a s n ’t sure.
F ro m th e day w e m e t th e k in g a n d th e d u k e , th in g s got m u c h
w orse for us. W e w ere o fte n afraid of w h a t th e two m e n m ig h t do
next. T h ey w ere b ad m e n a n d got us into tro u b le m a n y times. B ut the
w o rst a d v e n tu r e we h a d w ith th e m was th e o n e I w a n t to tell you
a b o u t now.
It all s ta rte d th e day th e king f o u n d o u t th a t a rich m a n from a
n e a rb y village n a m e d P e te r W ilks w as d ead . T h e k in g th o u g h t h e
could find a way to get W ilks’s money.
P ete r Wilks h a d th re e brothers: G eorge, H arvey a n d William. They
w ere E n g lish , b u t P e te r a n d G eo rg e m o v ed to A m erica. B efo r^ h e
die d , P e te r W ilks a s k e d to see h is b r o th e r s , H arv ey a n d W illiam .
W illiam, th e yo u n g est brother, was d e a f a n d m u t e . 1
B u t P e te r W ilks n ev er saw his two b ro th e rs b efo re h e died. T h e
fu n eral 2 was th e next day, b u t H arvey a n d W illiam w ere still on th eir
way to A m erica.
T h e king h e a rd this story a n d h e th o u g h t of a way to get W ilks’s
money. H e cou ld p r e te n d to be 3 H arvey a n d th e duke could p re te n d
to be W illiam . So th a t was how th e king, th e duke, a n d I m e t th e
W ilks fam ily a n d go t in to a lo t o f tr o u b le .

1. w a s d e a f a n d m u t e : c o u ld n o t h e a r or sp e a k .
2 . f u n e r a l : a r e lig io u s c e r e m o n y to r e m e m b e r s o m e o n e w h e n th e y d ie .
3. p r e t e n d t o b e : m a k e e v e r y o n e b e lie v e h e w a s.
U N D E R S T A N D IN G TH E TEXT
PET

A Decide if each sentence is correct or incorrect. If it is correct, tick (✓ ) A;


if it is incorrect, tick (✓ ) B. There is an exam ple at the beginning (0).
A B
0 H uck and Jim th o u g h t th e m en w e re n ’t h o nest. 0 d
1 T h e s e tw o m en w e re m e m b e rs of a royal fa m ily.
2 T h e y w e re ru n a w a y sla ve s.
3 T h e y knew Jim w a s a ru n a w a y slave . d d
4 The tw o men w anted to pretend to be H arvey and W illiam W ilks. J d
5 P e te r W ilk s w as d e a f and m ute. d d
6 G e o rg e W ilk s a lso w e n t to A m e ric a w ith P eter.
PET
A LANGUAGE
C om plete the co n versatio n using the sentences below (A-F). There is
an exam p le at th e beginning (0).

D uke: So, h ow can w e ge t P e te r W ilk s ’s m on e y?


King: 0 ............. ®.........................................................................................................
D uke: D o n ’t you th in k th e y m igh t not b e lie ve us?
K ing: 1 .........................................................................................................................
D uke: B ut s o m e o n e m ig ht u n d e rs ta n d th a t I’m not d e a f and m ute.
K ing: 2 .........................................................................................................................
D uke: W h a t do you w a n t H uck and Jim to do?
K ing: 3 .........................................................................................................................
D uke: But d o n ’t you th in k H uck m ig h t tell e v e ry o n e w e ’re fra u d s?
K ing: 4 .........................................................................................................................
D uke: O K, le t’s do w h a t you say, but I d o n ’t w a n t to get ca ught.
King: 5 .........................................................................................................................

A D o n ’t be s illy ! J u s t keep y o u r m outh s h u t and p re te n d you c a n ’t hear.


B By p re te n d in g w e ’re P e te r’s b ro th e rs , H a rve y and W illia m W ilks.
C T h e y c a n ’t kn ow w e ’re fra u d s b e c a u s e o n ly P eter W ilks knew w h a t
his b ro th e rs loo ked like.
D No, he c a n ’t say a n y th in g b e c a u s e h e ’s a fra id fo r Jim .
E I w a n t th em to th in k th e boy is a s e rv a n t. Jim can hide so m e w h e re .
F T h a t’s w h a t you a lw a y s say.

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A T H E K IN G A N D T H E D U K E
Read the kin g ’s diary entry and co m p lete the spaces with an
ap p ro p riate w ord.

10 M ay 1843
A very good day today. Duke and 1 ................met a teenage boy, called Huck,
2 .............. a big black man, Jim. 3 ................. the m om ent I don't really know
w hat they 4 .............. doing here, and I d o n ’t think they are going to tell
5 .............. anything. But I am sure Jim is a runaw ay slave. I m ust find out
6 .............. much I could get for 7 ..................He and the boy are obviously friends
and they could both 8 ______ very useful, so I d o n ’t w ant.9 ................ do
anything for the m om ent. But sooner or later I 1 0 ................get som e m oney
for that slave.

PE T

Now listen to the duke talkin g about when he met the king. Choose the
HE3 best answ er (A, B or C).

1 W he n did the d u ke m e et th e k in g?
A Q L ast year.
B O T w o o r th re e y e a rs ago.
C Q A long tim e ago.

2 A t firs t, the du ke th o u g h t th e king w a s


A O h o ne st.
B □ not in te re s tin g .
C Q a fra ud .

3 W h a t did the king th in k of life in th e S o u th ?


A O T h e re w e re n ’t so m an y rule s as in the N orth.
B Q T h e p e o p le w e re v e ry frie n d ly .
C Q He p re fe rre d th e N orth.

4 W h y w as the king lo o kin g fo r s o m e o n e to tra v e l w ith him ?


A Q B e ca u se he w as a fra id.
B □ B e ca u se he d id n ’t like being on his ow n.
C Q B e ca u se he w a n te d to g ive the d uke som e m oney.

5 W h y c o u ld n 't the d uke fin d a jo b ?


A Q B e ca u se his frie n d s d id n ’t w a n t to help him .
B Q B e ca u se he d id n ’t have any e x p e rie n ce .
] B e ca u se he w a s n ’t an h o n e s t m an.

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6 H ow d o e s th e du ke ju s tify his life w ith the king?
a Q He d o e s n ’t th in k ta k in g m o n e y fro m o th e rs is w rong.
B Q ] He th in k s he is v e ry good at his job.
C [ ] He o n ly ta k e ’s m o n e y from rich p eople .

C R IM E A N D P U N I S H M E N T
(EES' Listen to th e four people talking about th eir crim es. Match each person
to one of the crim es in the box.

s te a lin g an ap p le killin g his w ife


s te a lin g a lot of m o n e y h e lp in g tw o sla ve s to e sca p e

J&L Now listen again and answ er th ese q uestions.

W ho:
A O c o m m itte d h is /h e r crim e b e ca u s e of p ro b le m s in so c ie ty ?
B □ c o m m itte d c rim e s in d iffe re n t to w n s ?
C Q d id n ’t w ant to com m it his/her crim e because of love for another
person?
D O ne ede d to c o m m it a crim e b e ca u s e h e /sh e w as h u n g ry?

A You are th e judge. It is your job to punish these people, or to let them
go free. W hat do you w ant to do? D iscuss your choices w ith the class.
Do you all agree? Here are som e po ssib le form s of punishm ent. Check
any w ords you do not know in a dictio n ary.

ha n g in g a fin e p riso n c h a in g ang p illo ry /s to c k s


B E F O R E YOU READ

Jk Do you know th e w ords below ? All of them appear in C hapter Five.


Match th e w ords from the box to the pictures.

co ffin te a rs to sm ile s e rv a n t to hug to co u n t

Now com plete the sentences with one of the w ords above. Rem em ber
to use the correct ten se of any verbs.

1 T he King told e v e ry o n e th a t H uck w a s h i s ..............................


2 P eter W ilk s w a s put in s id e a ........................... b e ca u se he w as dead.
3 W hen M ary J a n e saw th e king and th e duke, s h e ............................. them
b e ca u se she th o u g h t th e y w e re h er uncles.
4 fell dow n th e k in g ’sfa ce w hen he saw the co ffin .
5 T he king .............................th e m o n e y in fro n t of e ve ryo n e .
6 W hen she g a ve th e king b ack th e m oney, M ary J a n e ...........................
b e ca u se she w as happy.

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CHAPTER FIVE

The Wilks Family

he m o rn in g th e kin g le a rn e d a b o u t P ete r
W ilk s, he m ade th e duke and me get on a
s t e a m b o a t w ith h im . W e le ft J im a fe w m ile s 1 u p
t h e river. H e w as s u p p o s e d to w a it fo r a few days
u n ti l o u r r e t u r n .
W e go t to t h e v illag e w h e r e P e t e r W ilk s d ie d t h e n i g h t b e f o r e .
We got o ff t h e s t e a m b o a t a n d s o m e m e n c a m e to m e e t us. It w as
c lear th e y k n e w s o m e o n e w as c o m in g . T h e k in g m a d e th e m
t h i n k h e w as H a r v e y a n d t h e d u k e w as W illia m . H e also m a d e
th e m b e lie v e I w as t h e i r s e r v a n t. T h e y all b e l ie v e d h im b e c a u s e
h e s p o k e like a n E n g l i s h m a n a n d w e all w o r e n e w c l o th e s .

1. m i l e s : 1 m i l e = 1 . 6 0 9 k i l o m e t e r s .

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s 0*

O n e o f t h e m e n s a id , “W e ’re v ery s o r r y y o u d i d n ’t a rr iv e i
tim e to see your b r o th e r Peter. H e died last n ig h t.”
W h e n th e y h e a rd th e se w ords, th e king a n d th e duke
s ta r t e d to cry. T h is m a d e ev eryon e else cry. T h e n th e
m e n too k us to the W ilks’s house. T h re e girls stood at
th e door. T h e oldest said, “W e ’re U ncle G e o rg e ’s
d a u g h t e r s . O u r f a t h e r a n d m o t h e r d ie d la st
year so we live h ere now .’’
T h e king already kn ew all a b o u t th e m , so
he said, “O h, you m u s t be M ary J a n e .”
“Yes, a n d t h e s e a r e m y s i s t e r s :
S u s a n a n d J o a n n a , ” a n s w e r e d M a ry
Jane.
T h e t h r e e g irls h u g g e d t h e k in g
a n d t h e d u k e . A ll o f t h e m c r i e d
to g e th er a n d so did th e tow nspeople.
T h e n th e king lifted his h e a d an d
saw U n cle P e te r’s coffin in th e
c o r n e r of th e ro o m . H e to o k
th e d u k e ’s a r m and th e y
s l o w l y w a l k e d o v e r to t h e
coffin. T h ey b o th h a d tears in
th e ir eyes.
I f e l t b a d to s e e h o w t h e
king a n d d uke m ad e everyone
believe they w ere H arvey an d
William. B ut I also th o u g h t
how d an g ero u s it m igh t be
fo r m e to tell e v e ry o n e
everything.
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4
T h e k in g s to o d u p a n d said, “T h a n k you all fo r c o m in g h e r e .
W e w a n t all o f P e t e r ’s g o o d f rie n d s a n d fam ily to h av e d i n n e r w ith
us th is e v e n i n g .”
M a ry J a n e gave th e k in g a l e t t e r a n d said, “U n c le P e te r w ro te
th is b e fo re h e d ie d . H e w a n t e d you to h a v e i t . ”
S till w ith te a r s in h is eyes, th e k in g to o k th e l e t t e r a n d r e a d it
in f r o n t o f ev e ry o n e .
T h e n h e said, “O h , m y b r o t h e r w as s u c h a go o d m a n . You all
h e a r d h e le ft $ 6 , 0 0 0 fo r W illia m a n d m e. You also h e a r d t h a t h e
h id th e m o n e y in t h e b a s e m e n t . ”
N o b o d y said an y th in g . T h e n th e kin g said, “U n c le W illiam a n d I
m u s t go d o w n to t h e b a s e m e n t a n d g e t t h e m o n e y . W e w a n t
ev ery th in g to be o u t in th e o p e n . ”
So th e king, th e d u k e a n d I w e n t d o w n s ta irs to th e b a s e m e n t.
W e f o u n d th e $ 6 ,0 0 0 in a bag. T h e k in g said, “I h ave a good idea!
L e t s go b a c k u p s ta irs a n d give th is m o n e y to th e girls in f r o n tsof
ev ery o n e !”
“Yes, t h e n w e a re s u r e to m a k e t h e m t h i n k w e ’re H a rv e y a n d
W illia m ,” a n s w e re d th e d u ke.
“W e c a n fin d a way to get th e m o n e y b a c k la te r,” a d d e d th e duk e.
So we all w e n t u p s ta irs ag ain a n d th e king c o u n t e d th e m o n e y in
fr o n t o f every one a n d gave it to th e girls. T h is m a d e everyo ne cry
ag ain . M a ry J a n e w as q u ie t, t h e n sh e w a lk e d u p to th e king a n d
said,
“U n c le Harvey, I w a n t you to ta k e this m o n e y b a c k a n d s p e n d it
in an y way you lik e.”
S h e s m iled a n d gave th e k ing th e bag o f money.

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U N D E R S T A N D IN G TH E TEXT

A nsw er th ese questions.

1 W ho did the king, th e du ke and H uck pre te n d to be?


2 W hy did th e m en b e lie v e th e king so e a sily?
3 W h a t w a s th e re la tio n s h ip b e tw e e n P eter W ilks and the g irls in the
h o u se?
4 W hy did H uck d e c id e not to te ll th e W ilks fa m ily the tru th ?
5 W h e re did P ete r W ilk s lea ve th e m oney?
6 W h y did the king d e c id e to g ive the m on e y to M ary Ja n e ?
7 W h a t did M ary J a n e do w ith the m o ney?

PET

A Read the sen ten ces below and choose the correct word (A, B, C or D)
for each space. T h ere is an exam p le at the beginning (0).

0 T h e king m ade H uck ge t on a 3 P e te r W ilks w ro te a le tte r


s te a m b o a t him . he died.
A to A a fte r
B w ith B w hen
C at C but
D and D be fo re

E v e ryo n e b e lie v e d th e king 4 T he king co u n te d the m oney


was H a rv e y he spo ke in fro n t of ........ .
like a p erson fro m E n gla n d . A so m e o n e
A a lth o u g h B nobody
B but C an yo n e
C b e ca u se D e v e ryo n e
D even
5 T he king had a g o o c .
2 H uck d id n ’t sa y a n y th in g A th o u g h t
b e ca u s e he th o u g h t it .... B d e cisio n
be d a n g e ro u s
C idea
A w as D a n sw e r
B ought
C m ig ht
D m ust

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A CHARACTERS
C om plete the sentences with the nam e of the character who did the
action described.

A introduced her sisters, Susan and Joanna, to the king, the duke
and Huck.
B The m ade and t h e get on a steam boat with him.
C gave the king the letter Peter W ilks w rote before he died.
D .............. felt bad because everyone believed the king and the duke were
Peter W ilk s ’s brothers.
E The w anted to give G eorge W ilk s ’s daughters the $6,000.
F The m ade the men believe that he was Harvey and t h e ............
w as W illiam .
G The and t h e cried w hen they heard Peter W ilks was dead.
H gave the king back the $6,000.

Now put the above sentences in the order in w hich they happened in
the chapter.

1 J 2 □ 3 □ 4 □ 5 □ 6 □ 7 □ 8 □

A LANGUAGE
Look at the rules for using som e and any. Then com plete the
sentences below.

SO M E ANY
(som ebody, som ething, som ew here) (anybody, anything, anyw here)
- generally used in a ffirm ative - generally used in questions and
phrases negative phrases with not
I found so m e biscuits in the Are there a n y biscuits in the
cupboard cupboard?
I did not find a n y biscuits in the
cupboard.

A I did not w a n t ..........................to open th e door.


B ........ ju s t rang th e d o o rb e ll.
C I’d open the door, but I kn ow m y keys are ..................... _ inside.
D I did not w a n t d o o rb e lls to ring w h ile I w as sle e p in g .
E I lo st m y keys s o .......................... m ust h elp me g et inside.

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B E F O R E YOU READ

Jk All of th e w ords below ap p ear in C h apter Six. Match the w ords in box
to th e ir pictures.

a u c tio n g ra v e y a rd lig h tn in g ta tto o a rro w m a ttre ss

Now w rite sen ten ces using each of the w ords above. There is an
exam p le at th e beginning.

A The lightning in the sky meant that it would rain soon.


B
C
D
E
F

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CHAPTER S IX

A Surprise in a Coffin!

hat night w e all had d in n e r w ith P e te r


W i l k s ’s g o o d f r i e n d s . A f t e r d i n n e r , I q u i e t l y w e n t
u p s ta i r s to t h e k in g ’s ro o m . I k n e w th e b ag o f m o n e y
w as in th e r e s o m e w h e r e . I fe lt b a d t h a t th e k in g a n d
th e d u k e w a n t e d to s te a l th e m o n e y P e te r W ilks le ft for his family.
I also felt b a d t h a t M a r y J a n e im m e d i a te l y gave th e $ 6 , 0 0 0 b a c k
to th e king. So I d e c i d e d to ta k e th e m o n e y a n d h id e it.
I t h o u g h t , “A fte r I leave, I c a n w rite to M a ry J a n e a n d le t h e r
k n o w w h e r e I h i d t h e m o n e y . T h a t w a y h e r f a m i l y c a n g e t it
b ack .”
I s a t o n th e k in g ’s b e d a n d saw a h o le in th e m a ttr e s s . I p u t m y
h a n d in s id e a n d fe lt th e b a g o f m oney. I to o k it o u t a n d r e t u r n e d
to m y r o o m . I w a i t e d u n t i l e v e r y o n e w e n t to b e d . T h e n I v ery
q u ie tly w e n t d o w n s t a ir s to fin d a p la c e to h id e t h e money. T h e

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fron t door was locked 1 so I h a d to find a n o th e r way out. S u d d e n ly 1


h e a rd so m eo n e on th e stairs.
I ra n to th e living ro o m a n d saw th e coffin in th e c e n te r of the
room . It was slightly o pen a n d you could see th e d ead m a n s face. I
d id n ’t have tim e to th in k of w h ere to hide th e m o n e y so I p u t it in the
coffin. T h e n I closed it a n d hid b e h in d th e door. M ary J a n e cam e into
th e room an d sat next to h e r u n c l e ’s coffin. She started to cry softly. I
felt very sorry for her. I quickly left th e room a n d w e n t up to bed.
T h e next d a y th e f u n e ra l to o k p la c e w ith no p ro b le m s. N obo dy
fo u n d th e m o n e y a n d th e king d id n ’t know it w a s n ’t in his room . O n
th e s e c o n d d ay a f te r th e f u n e r a l , t h e k in g h e ld a n a u c t io n . 2 H e
w a n te d to sell P e te r ’s la n d a n d h o p e d to m ake a lot of money. T h e
a u c tio n too k place in th e a fte rn o o n in th e tow n square.
T h e a u c t i o n w as a l m o s t o v er w h e n a g r o u p o f m e n

1. l o c k e d : c l o s e d w it h a key.
2 . a u c t i o n : an e v e n t d u r in g w h i c h th i n g s are
so ld to th e p e r s o n o f f e r in g th e m o s t
m oney.
A Surprise in a Coffin

arrived. T hey b ro u g h t two m e n w ith th e m , an old one a n d a young


one. O n e of th e m e n in th e g ro u p said, “H e r e are H arvey a n d
W illiam W ilks!”
v “T h e s e tw o m e n are s u re ly f r a u d s ! ” a n s w e r e d
king.
To m e it w a s c l e a r t h e s e tw o w e r e t h e r e a l
brothers. B ut w h at a show th e king a n d d uk e p u t
on! T h e y m a d e alm o st everyone believe th e two
m e n w e re f ra u d s . B u t s u d d e n ly th e old m a n
said to th e king, “If y o u ’re H arvey Wilks, tell
me, w hat tattoo did P eter have on his b o d y ? ”
For th e first tim e, h o th th e king a n d th e d u k e looked afraid. B ut
th e king d i d n ’t give up. H e sm iled a n d said, “T h e ta tto o is an arrow .”
“You’re lying!” 1 s h o u te d th e old m a n . T h e n s o m e o n e said,
“Wait! T h e r e ’s only o n e way to disco ver th e tr u th . We m u s t dig up
th e coffin to see w h a t ’s on P e te r ’s body.”
E veryone s h o u te d , “Hooray! L e t’s go!”
So th e y to o k th e five o f us to th e graveyard. I w as very afraid. I
th o u g h t, “I t ’s g e ttin g dark. T h is is a good tim e to try to r u n away.”
B u t a very big m a n h e ld my arm . T h e r e was no way for m e to r u n
away. S o m e o f th e m e n s ta r te d to dig. It s ta r te d to rain very heavily
b u t th e y did n o t stop.
T h e m e n d u g u p t h e c o f f in a n d o p e n e d it. N o b o d y c o u l d see
an y th in g b e c a u se of th e rain a n d th e dark. S u dd enly lightning lit up
th e sky. It was ju s t e n o u g h tim e to see th e bag of m o ney sitting on the
dead m a n ’s body. S h o u ts filled th e air! T h e m a n su dd enly let go of my
arm. I started to ru n very fast.

n g t h i n g s w h i c h are n o t tru e
It was very dark, b u t th e lightning h e lp ed m e to see w h ich way to
go. T h e m i n u t e I w as far e n o u g h fro m th e to w n , I lo o k e d fo r an
e m p ty b o a t a n d j u m p e d in. S o o n I got to th e p la c e on th e river
w h e re Jim was hiding. I ju m p e d in o u r c a n o e a n d s h o u te d , “Q uick ,
Jim . T h a n k G o d w e ’re free of th e m , at last!”
Jim h a d a big sm ile on his face. H e was so h a p p y to see m e again!
B u t we h a d no tim e. J u s t w h e n I th o u g h t we w ere o u t o f danger, the
lig h tn in g lit up th e sky again to sh o w us th e king a n d d u ke. T h ey
clim b e d in to th e can o e . N o w we k n e w m o re tro u b le was ah ea d .
U N D E R S T A N D IN G TH E TEXT

C om plete the sen ten ces below to m ake a sum m ary of C hapter Six.
C hoose the co rrect ending (A -H ).

1 EH H uck w e n t to th e k in g ’s room b e ca u se
2 f] H uck fo u n d the m o n e y b e c a u s e he
3 [ ] H uck d id n ’t have tim e to th in k , so he
4 □ T h e king held an a u c tio n to
5 L _ J T he real H a rv e y and W illia m W ilks
6 EH T h e real H a rv e y a ske d the king to
7 EH W hen th e m en dug up P e te r W ilk s ’s co ffin ,
8 EH W hen H uck go t b ack to the ca n o e , N

A sell P e te r W ilk s ’s land.


B ca m e to th e k in g ’s a u ctio n .
C put the bag of m o n e y in P e te r W ilk s ’s co ffin .
Dhe w a n te d to find th e bag of m oney.
E sa w a hole in th e m a ttre s s and put his hand inside.
F th e king and th e d u ke soon ca m e a fte r him .
G te ll him w h a t ta tto o w as on P e ter W ilk s ’s body.
H H uck ran a w a y b e c a u s e th e big m an let go of his arm .

Huck decided to w rite an anonym ous note to M ary Jane in code. Can
you break th e code? Each num ber represents a d ifferen t letter of the
alphabet (i.e. as 11 = E, you can insert the letter “ E ” in all the spaces
above th e num ber 11). Use the alp h ab et below to keep a note of the
letters.

T___ E _ ___________ _ N Y R_
23 19 11 1 11 8 25 8 16 10 20 6 19 10 20 3 11 4 6 11 8 10 23

16 10 20 6 6 11 4 12 20 8 26 12 11 3 23 19 11 16 10 8 12 16

!
5 4 8 23 16 10 20 6 1 10 8 11 16 18 11 26 4 6 11 13 20 12

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
— —— —11 — — —— — — — — 8 — — —6 — 2 3 -------- — — 16 —

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B E F O R E Y O U READ

A M atch th e w ords in th e box to th e p ictures below.

cotton plantation fence wagon tar and feather

f>

Ton
J .

Now m atch the w ords from the exercis e above to th e ir d escriptio ns


below.

A lH A farm with a large piece of land on which to grow cotton.


B □ A wooden structure built around a garden or piece of land.
C O A wooden cart with w heels that is pulled by a train, or, if small,
by horses.
D O To cover som eone with a black, sticky substance and chicken
feathers as a form of punishm ent.

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CHAPTER SE V EN

Trouble for Jim

fte r the king and the duke returned,


th e king was very angry w ith th e duke. H e th o u g h t
th e d u k e stole th e bag of m o n e y a n d p u t it in th e
coffin. T h e duk e th o u g h t th e sam e th in g a b o u t the
king. I was h ap p y b e c a u se th a t m e a n t they d id n ’t th in k I did it.
A fte r t h e i r r e t u r n , life go t q u it e d iff ic u lt fo r th e k in g a n d th e
d u k e . T h e y c o u l d n T m a k e a n y m o n e y in t h e i r u s u a l, d i s h o n e s t
w ays. T h i n g s g o t w o r s e a n d w o r s e fo r t h e m . J im a n d I b e c a m e
w o r r ie d b e c a u s e th e tw o o f th e m o f te n w h is p e r e d 1 to e a c h o th e r.
T h e y d i d n ’t w a n t us to h e a r w h a t th e y said to e a c h o th e r. I d i d n ’t
say a n y t h in g to J im , b u t I w as s u r e th e y w a n t e d to sell J im b a c k

1. w h i s p e r e d : s p o k e v er y q u ie t ly .

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Trouble for Jim

into slavery. T h ey k n ew people cou ld get a lot of m o ney for a ru naw ay


slave.
I soo n fo u n d o u t I was right. O n e m o r n in g I c a m e h a c k to o u r
cam p a n d saw th a t Jim was gone. I k n ew th e king a n d th e duke were
in a n earby town. T h ey w e n t th e re to m ake som e money.
I felt so sorry th a t Jim was gone. I decid ed to go to th e village to try
to find o u t w h ere Jim was. O n my way to th e village, I saw a boy on
the road.
I sto p p ed a n d asked him , “D id you see a black m a n a ro u n d h e re ? ”
“Yes, h e ’s a ru n aw ay slave a n d they took h im to P help s Farm , a b o u t
two miles from h e r e ,” a n sw ered th e boy.
“W h o gave h im u p ? ” I asked.
“An old m an . H e got $4 0 for h im ,” a n sw ered th e boy.
I decided to go straight to P h elp s Farm. I d id n ’t kn ow how I could
free Jim again, b u t I k n ew I h a d to try. I got to th e farm a n d looked
aro u n d . It was a sunny, h o t day. T h e farm was a c o tto n p la n ta tio n 1
w ith a w hite w oo d en fence a ro u n d it. I clim bed over th e fence a n d
w alked to th e ho use. I d id n ’t know w h a t to say, b u t I w ould th in k of
som ething.
Suddenly, a w o m a n cam e o u t of th e house. I th o u g h t, “She m u s t
be M rs P help s a n d s h e ’s ru n n in g right over here. O h no, w h a t ca n I
do?”
B ut I d id n ’t have tim e to th in k of an y th in g b e c a u se she ran right to
m e a n d gave m e a big hug.
“O h, y o u ’re h ere at last!” said th e w o m an. T h e n she added, “Let m e
look at you, d ear n ep h ew .”
I d id n ’t know w h a t to say, so I ju s t stood there.

1. p l a n t a t i o n : a la r g e p i e c e o f g r o u n d u s e d to g r o w p l a n t s a n d f o o d s .

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V

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

“O h, d o n ’t be so shy, Tom! I t’s n o t at all like th e Sawyers to be shy!” •


she said, laughing.
I c o u l d n ’t believe my ears! So th e P h e lp s fam ily e x p e c te d Tom
Sawyer to arrive! H o w cou ld it be? N ow I really d id n ’t know w h a t to
do, so I ju s t sm iled a n d said, “Yes, it’s really m e, M rs P h e lp s .”
“O h, you ca n call m e A u n t Sally; after all, I
am y our a u n t , ” she said.
We w e n t into th e h o u s e to g e th e r an d
I m e t U n c l e S i l a s . I w a s so
h a p p y t h e y t h o u g h t I w as
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Tom Sawyer. It w a s n ’t difficult for m e to p r e te n d to be Tom b ec a u se I


k n ew all a b o u t him . I told th e m all a b o u t T o m ’s A u n t Polly a n d his
b r o th e r , Sid. A u n t Sally a n d U n c le Silas b o t h b e lie v e d I w as Tom .
Suddenly, I h e a r d a s te a m b o a t o n th e river. I th o u g h t, “O h no!
M ay b e Tom is o n t h a t s te a m b o a t n o w a n d h e ’s c o m in g here! I m u s t
m a k e u p 1 a n ex cu se to leave so I c a n tell h im w h a t h a p p e n e d . ”
I lo o k e d a t A u n t Sally a n d said, “I h av e to go b a c k in to to w n to
g et m y s u itc a s e . It w as to o h eav y to c a rry all th e w ay h e r e . ”
“Your U n c le Silas c a n ta k e y ou o n o u r w a g o n , ” said A u n t Sally.
“T h a n k s , b u t I k n o w h o w to drive th e h o r s e s , ” I a n s w e r e d .
So I got on th e w agon a n d started for th e town. H alfway th e re I
saw Tom Sawyer on th e road. His m o u th fell o p en w h e n he saw me.
“You m u s t be a ghost b ecause y o u ’re supposed to be dead!” he cried.

1. m a k e t h i n k of.
Trouble for Jim

“No, you c a n see t h a t I ’m n o t d e a d , ” I a n s w e r e d .


“T h e n w h a t are you doing h e re ? ” asked Tom.
“T here's n o t m u c h tim e to explain. J u s t get on th e w agon an d let's
go to y o u r A u n t S a lly s h o u s e . I ’ll tell yo u e v e ry th in g o n o u r way
th e re ,” I answ ered.
So Tom got on th e w agon w ith m e. I s tarted to tell h im all a b o u t
my ad v en tures. B u t su d d en ly we saw lots of people dow n th e road.
T h ey w alked p ast us a n d we saw so m e th in g horrible. T hey h ad tarred
a n d fe a th e re d th e king a n d th e duke! I k new tho se two w ere very bad
m en, b u t I still felt sorry for th e m .
U N D E R S T A N D IN G TH E TEXT
PET

Jk C hoose the co rrect answ er (A, B, C or D) for each of the sentences


below . T h ere is an exam p le at the beginning (0).

0 A fte r th e ir re tu rn , th e king and the d uke


A [✓] each th o u g h t the o th e r sto le the bag of m oney.
B O th o u g h t H uck s to le th e bag of m oney.
C O th o u g h t Jim sto le th e bag of m oney.
D [H th o u g h t n o b o d y sto le th e bag of m oney.

1 T he king and th e d u ke
A o fte n w h is p e re d to each othe r.
B Q w a n te d Jim to b e co m e th e ir slave.
C O sold Jim to th e boy H uck m et on the road.
D □ w e re h o rrib le to Jim .

2 T h e b o y ^ u c k m e ^ o n th e roac^told him
I
A Q th a t he g ave an old m an $40 fo r Jim .
B Q to go to th e v illa g e to fin d Jim .
C O th a t Jim w as at th e P h elp s Farm .
D Q ] th a t Jim ran aw ay.

3 H uck th o u g h t of
A Q ] s o m e th in g to say as soon as he saw M rs P helps.
B □ no th in g to sa y w h en he sa w M rs P helps.
C O te llin g M rs P h elp s th a t he w as Tom S aw yer.
D te llin g M rs P he lp s th a t he w a s T o m ’s frie n d .

4 M rs P he lp s th o u g h t H uck w as
A Q T om S a w y e r’s bro th e r, Sid.
B Q Tom S a w y e r’s frie n d .
C \Z\ Tom S aw yer.
D Q T om S a w y e r’s co u sin .

5 She to ld H uck
A Q to ride a horse ba ck into to w n to get his su itca se .
B □ to w a lk b a ck into to w n w ith U ncle S ila s to get his s u itca se
C □ he c ou ld go into to w n w ith U ncle S ila s on th e ir w agon.
D [] to ride a b ic y c le into to w n.
6 On th e ir w a y b ack to the P he lps Farm , H uck and Tom saw
A GG th a t th e king w a s ta rre d and fe a th e re d .
B GG th a t both the king and the d uke w e re ta rre d and fe a th e re d .
C GG tha t som e people w anted to ta r and fe a th e r the king and the
duke.
D GG th a t the king and th e d u ke w e re ta rre d but not fe a th e re d .

T: GRADE 4

A S P E A K IN G
Topic - w ork
In C h ap ter Seven w e d isco ver that Phelps Farm is a cotton plantation.
M any people w orked as farm ers in M ark T w a in ’s tim es. W hat kind of
w ork do you th in k is in terestin g ? Talk about it using the questions
below to help you.

1 W h a t do you like a b o u t th is jo b ?
2 Is it an e a sy o r d iffic u lt jo b ?
3 Do p e o p le w h o ha ve th is jo b tra v e l a lot?
4 W o u ld you like to have th is jo b ? W h y ? W h y not?

PET
A LANGUAGE
Look at the text on each notice. W hat does it say? C hoose the best
answ er (A, B or C).

A G On any S a tu rd a y you can buy


so m e th in g at th is a u ctio n .
B □ You can buy so m e th in g at th is
a u ctio n o n ly on th e firs t S a tu rd a y
in Ja n u a ry.
C GG You can buy s o m e th in g at th is
a u ctio n on the firs t S a tu rd a y of
a n y m onth, but not in Ja n u a ry.

A GG T ° m c a n ’t get into H uck’s canoeing


class, but his friends might.
The canoeing lessors nni^ht
e>e cancelled i-P -there aren’-t B GG T ° m and his friends should sign up
enough students. Tell ^our im m ediately or the canoeing class
friends -to sic*n up r i^ k t avoa^! m ight be cancelled.
44uck C GG If T o m ’s friends sign up for the
canoeing class, it m ight be
cancelled.

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CAUTxOU! j
waterfall ahead.
A

B

Q
Boats m ust proceed with caution
beyond this point.
All boats m ust not go any further
Mo boats allowed beyond because of a nearby waterfall.
this point C □ If you w ant to see the waterfall,
] you m ust go beyond this point.

a A O Between 7.30 a.m. and 8.30 a.m.


Spring Farmers’ on Saturdays three pounds of
Market peas are very cheap.
Early bird special! Buy your B Between 7.30 a.m. and 8.30 a.m.
fresh peas here! Three pounds on S aturdays you can buy two
for the price of one pounds of peas for the price of
Saturdays 7 .3 0 a.m. 8 .3 0 a.m. three.
C O Before 7.30 a.m. on Saturdays
you can buy peas cheaply.

B E F O R E Y O U READ

Ak Listen to the beginning of C hapter Eight and com plete the spaces with
B 83 the w ords you hear.

By th e tim e w e g o t ba ck to A u n t S a lly ’s house, Tom knew e v e ryth in g .


W e d e c id e d to te ll A u n t S a lly th a t Tom w as his b ro th e r Sid. I to o k his
s u itc a s e and 1 ................. it w as m ine.
A u n t S a lly w a s v e ry s u rp ris e d to see us both a rrive ! But she w as so
h a p p y to have, she th o u g h t, both of her 2 .................w ith her. She put us
in th e sa m e room to g e th e r.
T h a t n ig h t w e w e n t to bed e a rly and w a ite d until e ve ryo n e 3 .................
w e n t to bed. T hen w e 4 .................ou t of the w in d o w . W e looked around,
but w e d id n ’t kn o w w h e re Jim w as. T he n Tom crie d , “ I know w h e re th e y
put Jim ! In th a t shed 5 .................th e re !”
So w e w e n t to th e shed and lo oke d in sid e th ro u g h a sm all w in d o w . S ure
e no u g h , th e re w as Jim . W hen he saw us, he c o u ld n ’t 6 ................. his
e yes!
“ It’s H uck, and th e re ’s T om to o ,” he crie d ha p p ily.
“Jim , d o n ’t w o rry. W e kno w how to help you run a w a y ,” I said.
W e 7 ................. how w e cou ld help him , and then w e w e n t b ack to the
house. E very night, w e clim b e d o ut of o u r w in d o w a fte r e v e ry o n e w e n t to
slee p. W e dug a 8 ................. into J im ’s shed so he could use it to run
aw ay.

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CHAPTER EIGHT

The Great Escape

y th e tim e w e got b a c k to A u n t S a lly ’s


h o u s e , T o m k n e w e v e r y t h i n g . W e d e c i d e d to te ll
A u n t Sally t h a t T om w as h is b r o t h e r Sid. I to o k his
s u itc a s e a n d p r e t e n d e d it w as m in e .
A u n t S ally w as v ery s u r p r i s e d to s e e us b o t h arrive! B u t s h e
w as so h a p p y to h av e, s h e t h o u g h t , b o th o f h e r n e p h e w s w ith her.
S h e p u t us in th e s a m e ro o m to g e th e r.
T h a t n ig h t w e w e n t to b e d early a n d w a ite d u n til ev e ry o n e else
w e n t to b e d . T h e n w e c l i m b e d o u t o f t h e w in d o w . W e lo o k e d
a r o u n d , b u t w e d i d n ’t k n o w w h e r e J im w as. T h e n T om c rie d , “I
k n o w w h e r e th e y p u t Jim! H e ’s in t h a t s h e d 1 o v er t h e r e ! ’’
So w e w e n t to t h e s h e d a n d lo o k e d i n s i d e t h r o u g h a s m a ll

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w in d o w . S u re e n o u g h , t h e r e w as J im . W h e n h e saw u s, h e
c o u l d n ’t b eliev e his eyes!
“I t’s H u c k , a n d t h e r e ’s Tom, to o ,” h e crie d happily.
“Jim , d o n ’t worry. W e k n o w h o w to h elp you r u n away,” I said.
W e ex p lain ed h o w we c o u ld h elp him , a n d th e n we w e n t b a c k to
th e h o u s e . E very n ig h t, we c lim b e d o u t of o u r w in d o w a fte r
everyone w e n t to sleep. W e d u g a h ole in to J im ’s s h e d so h e co u ld
u se it to r u n away. PUf
O n t h e n i g h t w e w a n t e d to r u n aw ay, w e c l i m b e d o u t t h e
w i n d o w a f t e r e v e r y o n e w e n t to b e d as u s u a l . W h i l e w e w e r e
s ta n d i n g in th e g a r d e n b e h i n d a tr e e w e saw s o m e m e n w ith g u n s.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

As w e c lim b e d ov er th e f e n c e th e m e n b e g a n to s h o o t at us a n d
r a n a fte r us. W e r a n to th e river, got in o u r c a n o e a n d co u ld still
h e a r th e m e n ’s s h o u ts . I s m iled a n d h u g g e d Jim .
“N o w y o u ’re a fre e m a n a g a in , J i m , ” I said.
W e w e r e all v ery h a p p y a n d T o m c r i e d , “W ow! I e v e n g o t a
b u l l e t 1 in m y leg !”
J im a n d I w e re s u d d e n ly very w o rrie d . I to o k s o m e old c lo th e s
a n d m a d e a b a n d a g e 2 fo r T o m ’s leg. H e c r ie d , “No! H u r r y u p ,
t h e r e ’s n o t i m e ! ”
B u t Jim d id n ’t w a n t to go. H e w a n te d to find a d o cto r for Tom first.
Tom d id n ’t w a n t us to do it, b u t finally I agreed w ith Jim. I took the
can o e a n d w e n t to find a d o cto r w hile Jim stayed b e h in d w ith Tom.
I w e n t b ack into to w n a n d fo u n d a doctor. I took h im to o u r canoe,
b u t h e saw it a n d said, “This can o e is too small for two people. Tell
m e w h e r e y o u r f r ie n d is. I c a n go a n d you c a n stay h e r e u n ti l I
retu rn .”
I agreed, b u t I d id n ’t like it. I was so tired I w e n t to sleep b e h in d a
tree. W h e n I woke up, I saw th e su n in th e sky. I slept all nig h t an d

1. b u l l e t : i m B *
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n o w I d i d n ’t k n o w w h e r e t h e d o c t o r w as! I
d ecid ed to go b a c k to P h elps Farm a n d tell th e m
everything. I th o u g h t it w as th e b e s t way to help
Tom.
I g o t to t h e f a r m a n d saw a lo t o f p eo p le in th e garden.
Tom, Jim a n d th e d o cto r w ere there! T h e people w a n te d to h u r t
Jim. B ut th e d o cto r s to p p ed th e m a n d said, “Fie m ay be a ru naw ay
slave, b u t h e ’s a good m an . H e h elp ed m e w ith th e b o y s leg.”
“L e t ’s lo c k h im in th e s h e d so h e c a n ’t r u n aw ay a g a i n ,” said
U n cle Silas.
Tom su d d en ly cried, “You’ve no right to! N obody c a n lock Ji
u p a g a i n b e c a u s e h e ’s n o t a s la v e a n y m o r e ! H e w a s Miss
W a ts o n ’s slave a n d she died two m o n th s ago! Before she died,
she m a d e h im a free m a n .”
I c o u ld n ’t believe my ears! A nd Jim was so hap py to know
he was a free man! Tom told everyone everything we did a n d
w ho we were. N o w everyone k n ew everything an d we w ere
all very happy. B u t th e r e w as o n e m o r e t h i n g I w as still
w orried abou t. I looked at Jim a n d said, “W h a t do I do now?
I c a n ’t go b a c k h o m e b e c a u se of my father. I ’m sure h e ’s got
my $ 6 ,0 0 0 from Ju d g e T h a tc h e r .”
“D o n ’t y o u w orry , H u c k . Y our f a t h e r c a n ’t h u r t y o u
a n y m o re ,” said Jim.
“H o w do you kno w ?” I asked.
“R e m e m b e r th a t old h o u s e b o a t we saw on th e river one
night? T h e re was a d ead m a n on th e floor a n d I d id n ’t let you
lo ok at his face. I d i d n ’t let you b e c a u s e it w as y o u r father,
H u c k ,” said Jim.
A nd so th a t was ho w o u r ad v en tu res cam e to an end. A nd
we all got o u r freedom , at last.

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U N D E R S T A N D IN G TH E TEXT

Jk SUMMARY
U nscram ble the sen ten ces below to m ake a sum m ary of C hapter Eight.
There is an exam p le at the beginning (0).

0 H uck T om A u n t S a lly and b e lie v e m ade w e re th e y n e p h e w s her


Huck and Tom made A u n t Sally believe they were her nephews.
1 the Jim and T om shed H u ck in fo un d

2 H uck th e dug a Tom and hole into shed

3 W hen ran th e y T om a w a y leg hurt his

4 d o c to r Tom a h elped

5 fo u n d Jim he m an w as fre e a out

6 fo u n d H uck o u t fa th e r w as dead his

7 fre e d o m e v e ry o n e th e ir go t

A CHARACTERS
Match the ch aracters in the box below to w hat they said. Som e
ch aracters are used m ore than once.

T om Jim H uck
U ncle S ila s th e d o c to r

1 “ I kn ow w h e re th e y put J im !”
2 “W ow ! I even go t a b u lle t in m y le g !”
3 “ I c a n ’t go b ack hom e b e c a u s e of m y fa th e r.”
4 “Y o u r fa th e r c a n ’t hurt you a n y m o re .”
5 “ L e t’s lo ck him in the shed so he c a n ’t run aw ay a g p in !”
6 “ He m ay be a ru n a w a y sla ve, but h e ’s a good m a n .”
7 “ N o b o d y can lock Jim up ag ain b e ca u se h e ’s not a
sla ve a n y m o re .”
8 “T h is c a n o e is to o sm all fo r tw o p e o p le .”

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PET

A C hoose the correct word (A, B, C or D) for each space. There is an


exam ple at the beginning (0).

Tom w as proud 3 ... he got a Huck was so tired he fell


bullet in his leg. a s le e p a tree.
A if A above
B that B close
C w ho / C next
D w hat D behind

Jim and Huck w ere v e r y ...... The doctor t o ld that Jim


about T o m ’s leg. helped him save Tom.
A w orried A all people
B afraid B anyone
C bad C everyone
D surprised D none

Jim w anted t o a doctor for Jim was very happy t o he


Tom. was not a slave anym ore.
A search A new
B ask B knew
C find C knowing
D look D know

The doctor thought the canoe Jim told Huck not to w orry
was t o o for tw o people. his father.
A large A of
B heavy B to
C cheap C about
D small D for

A W R IT IN G
W rite a short book report about this book. Include the follow ing
inform ation:

- a brief sum m ary of the story;


- w hat in particular you liked or did not like about the book;
- w ho your favorite character w as and why;
- w hat kind of person would like this book.

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A CROSSW ORD
C om plete this crossw ord. Look at the clues and pictures. W rite the
w ords in the co rrect place. You do not have any num bers, but use the
letters already in the crossw ord to help you.

Jim w a s not a a ny m ore.


H uck and T om ...... a hole in th e g rou nd.
Both H uck and Jim had t h e i r now.
U ncle S ila s used a key to th e door.
E X IT TEST

Jk W H O ’S W H O ?
Look at the nam es in the box. Find and circle them in the word square
below.

W id o w D o u g la s Tom Jim H uck M iss W atson


J u d g e T h a tc h e r King D uke A u n t S ally

J D W I D O W D O U G L A S
Y Y R F Q V A J L P I J R M
L N F J M O T E W X A E J L
L W L L V B M H T Y H D E W
A Q T T H K I P L C U E D G
S T R M I J T R T Q C Z E M
T L P Y K T G A H K K E Y S
N G M L P I H E C X M L M J
U U E O W T M N F G K L O P
A X K H E P K I N G D M S L
E Q U G K I G N C X P R T K
U P D M I S S W A T S O N L
G U Y L D E E S X B K I P T
J A S S C J Y L E W W A K B

Now m atch the c h a ra c te rs ’ nam es to th eir descriptio ns.

1 T h is pe rso n is H u c k ’s good frie n d ..................................................................


2 T h is p e rso n se ts Jim fre e b e fo re d y in g .........................................................
3 T h e se tw o p e o p le g e t ta rre d and fe a th e re d ................................................
4 T h is pe rso n is k e e ping H u c k ’s m o n e y fo r h im ...........................................
5 T h is pe rso n te lls H uck his fu tu re w ith a m a g ic b a ll..................................
6 H uck live s w ith th is pe rso n b e fo re his fa th e r ta k e s
him a w a y ..................................................................................................................
7 T h is pe rson fin d s Jim a sle e p in the w o o d s w ith a b la n ke t
o v e r his h e a d ..........................................................................................................
8 T h is p erso n th in k s H uck is T om S a w y e r......................................................

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Put the sen ten ces below in the order in w hich they happen in the
story.

A T h e real H a rve y and W illia m W ilks cam e to the k in g ’s au ctio n .


B H uck and Jim sa w a dead m an in a h o u se b o a t.
C H uck and T om dug a hole into J im ’s shed.
D T h e king and the d u ke p re te n d e d to be H a rve y and W illia m W ilks.
E M iss W a tso n a lw a y s told H uck w h a t to do.
F T he d o c to r tre a te d T o m ’s b u lle t w o un d.
G Jim told H uck th e dead m an th e y saw in the h o u se b o a t w as his
fa th e r.
H T h e W id o w D o u g la s and J u d g e T h a tc h e r d id n ’t let H u c k ’s fa th e r have
H u c k ’s m oney.
I H uck put the bag of m o n e y in P ete r W ilk s ’s co ffin .
J H u c k ’s fa th e r to o k him a w a y and lo cked him up in an old, em pty
house.
K T om to ld e v e ry o n e w ho he and H uck re a lly w ere.

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