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African-American History

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"Tom he made a sign to me- kind of a little noise with his mouth- and we went creeping away on our hands and knees. When we was ten foot off Tom whispered to me, and wanted to tie Jim to the tree for fun. But I said no; he might wake and make a disturbance, and then they'd find out I warn't in" (Twain 5).

"The duke told [Jim] to make himself free and easy, and if anybody ever come meddling around, he must hop out of the wigwam, and carry on a little, and fetch a howl or two like a wild beast, and he reckoned they would light out and leave him alone" (157).

"[The duke and king] asked us considerable many questions; wanted to know what we covereed up the raft that way for, and laid by in the daytime instead of running- was Jim a runaway nigger?" (Twain 125).

"You see, when we left [Jim] alone we had to tie him, because if anybody happened on to him all by himself and not tied it wouldn't look much like he was a runaway nigger, you know" (156).

"Niggers is always talking about witches in the dark by the kitchen fire; but whenever one was talking and letting on to know all about such things, Jim would happen in and say, 'Hm! What you know 'bout witches?' and that nigger was corked up and had to take a back seat" (6).

"After all this long journey, and after all we'd done for them scoundrels, here it was all come to nothing, everything all busted up and ruined because [the duke and the king] could have the heart to serve Jim such a trick as that, and make him a slave again all his life, and amongest strangers, too, for forty dirty dollars" (211). "[The men] cussed Jim considerable, though, and give him a cuff or two side the head once in a while, but Jim never said nothing, and he never let on to know me. . . " (284).