For each of the books covered in our audio podcasts, we’ll put the text here with some notes and annotations, an explanation sprinkled in.

Jul 272011
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Chapter 17 - 18

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN In about a minute somebody spoke out of a window without putting his head out, and says: “Be done, boys! Who’s there?” I says: “It’s me.” “Who’s me?” “George Jackson, sir.” “What do you want?” “I don’t want nothing, sir. I only want to go along by, but the dogs won’t let me.” more »

Jul 212011
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Chapter 16

CHAPTER SIXTEEN WE slept most all day, and started out at night, a little ways behind a monstrous long raft that was as long going by as a procession.  She had four long sweeps at each end, so we judged she carried as many as thirty men, likely.  She had five big wigwams aboard, wide more »

Jul 142011
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Ch. 13-15

CHAPTER THIRTEEN WELL, I catched my breath and most fainted.  Shut up on a wreck with such a gang as that!  But it warn’t no time to be sentimentering.  We’d GOT to find that boat now—had to have it for ourselves.  So we went a-quaking and shaking down the stabboard side, and slow work it more »

Jul 072011
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Ch 10-12

CHAPTER TEN   After breakfast I wanted to talk about the dead man and guess out how he come to be killed, but Jim didn’t want to.  He said it would fetch bad luck; and besides, he said, he might come and ha’nt us; he said a man that warn’t buried was more likely to more »