The King and Duke count the money and come up four hundred and fifteen dollars short. Well, all through the circus they done the most astonishing things; and all the time that clown carried on so it most killed the people. Throughout the circus, Huck watches as the performers 'done the most astonishing things,' and is quite taken by the antics of the clown. He tore them off so quickly that all you could see were clothes flying around in the air. First one leg would drag to the ground on one side of the horse, and then the other leg would drag on the other side. In many of his writings, Twain pokes fun at organized religion, and he takes the opportunity to do so again here. She was standing in the same place, crying.
The Duke and Dauphin Perform That evening, only about twelve people attend the duke and dauphin's performance. They swarmed up in front of Sherburn's palings as thick as they could jam together, and you couldn't hear yourself think for the noise. Sherburn points a gun at them. This revelation again shows the human side of Jim and creates sympathy from Huck, which in turn creates sympathy from the reader. The townspeople explain that he recently died and the King and the Duke cry and pretend to be shocked and heartbroken. He prints up bills for a new play that only men can see.
And every lady was beautiful with lovely complexions and millions dollars outfits that were littered with diamonds—they looked like real queens. Huck feels really bad for him. The audience began to yell at him and make fun of him, which made him mad and violent. After delivering his speech, Sherburn tells the mob to go home while brandishing his gun. He is better for a short time and then has a relapse that lasts three weeks.
It was the splendidest sight that ever was when they all come riding in, two and two, a gentleman and lady, side by side, the men just in their drawers and undershirts, and no shoes nor stirrups, and resting their hands on their thighs easy and comfortable — there must a been twenty of them — and every lady with a lovely complexion, and perfectly beautiful, and looking just like a gang of real sure-enough queens, and dressed in clothes that cost millions of dollars, and just littered with diamonds. He never lets on that he thinks they shouldn't cheat people or steal people's identities, but he is privately disgusted by it. His care for the man's safety starkly contrasts with the rest of the audience, who take joy in the dangerous position the man seems to be in. But pretty soon he struggled up astraddle and grabbed the bridle, a-reeling this way and that; and the next minute he sprung up and dropped the bridle and stood! The crowd went wild with excitement, and was entertained by the performance. Sherbern begins to speak from the roof of the house, taking the mob by surprise. Boggs is a kind of harmless Pap, debauched but non-violent.
Although he seems to be speaking directly to the mob, Sherburn delivers a speech that encompasses all mankind. A drunk man interrupts the show. As a result, the next night's performance is also full, and the audience leaves just as angry. Because you're brave enough to tar and feather poor friendless cast-out women that come along here, did that make you think you had grit enough to lay your hands on a man? I went to the circus, and loafed around the back side till the watchman went by, and then dived in under the tent. And they laughed all the time, and that made the duke mad; and everybody left, anyway, before the show was over, but one boy which was asleep.
And then he jumped up, dropped the bridle, and stood up on the back of the horse as it ran round and round like it was on fire! After the duke and the dauphin hear this information, they take advantage and pretend that they are Harvey's brothers upon meeting him. Once he has all the details, the King gets the Duke and tells him the entire story. I know you clear through. It warn't funny to me, though; I was all of a tremble to see his danger. Huckleberry Finn Chapter 22 A mob of townspeople run up to house, making like they're going to lynch him. The duke and the dauphin had the audience hooting and howling with laughter. When the audience begins to yell and make fun of him, the drunk gets angry.
. Chapter 23 The Royal Nonesuch opens to a house packed with men. They argued and tried to keep him out, but he wouldn't listen, and the whole show come to a standstill. Well, that night we had our show; but there warn't only about twelve people there; just enough to pay expenses. A enters the crowd, hears the King and laughs heartily, calling the King a fraud because his British accent is such a bad imitation.
The two brothers have not yet arrived from England, which greatly saddened the man before he died. Buck Harkness followed after them looking rather pitiful. The village people are angered by this and go off to find Sherbern and lynch him. The whole crowd was on its feet shouting and laughing with tears rolling down their faces. The pitifulest thing out is a mob; that's what an army is--a mob; they don't fight with courage that's born in them, but with courage that's borrowed from their mass, and from their officers. In the North he lets anybody walk over him that wants to, and goes home and prays for a humble spirit to bear it.
The crowd drifted back suddenly and broke apart. Sherburn goes back into his house and the mob, humiliated, disperses. Sherburn run his eye slow along the crowd; and wherever it struck, the people tried a little to outgaze him, but they couldn't; they dropped their eyes and looked sneaky. There must have been twenty of them. Finally, all that is left is a fancy costume.