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Huckelberry Finn - Analysis of Chapter 18
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* Col. Grangerford and the rest of the Grangerford's are introduced in the text as a good, religious and well endowed family.
* Readers are introduced to the concept of aristocracy - where the people are governed by the best citizens.
* Informed that there is an ongoing feud between the Shepherdsons and the Grangerfords, though no-one really knows why or how it originated.
* Sophia gets Huck to go back to the Church to fetch her Testament for her. Huck becomes intrigued as Sophia made it seem very urgent. As a result, Huck discovers a secret note inside the book reading 'half-past two'.
* Huck's 'nigger' convinces him to go down to the swamp and Huck complies and finds Jim and the raft waiting for him
* Jim goes on to explain how he recovered the raft
* Huck sees Buck and his cousin Joe being chased by the Shepherdsons. He discovers that Buck's father and brothers are all dead, as they went after the Shepherdsons when they found out that Sophia and Harney had run off together. Huck feels guilty for causing the situation to arise
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