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Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2006 13:47:36 +0200
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Wasn't Huck's father seen dead (by Jim) in a boat, that looked like a
floating brothel?
That gives some ground for speculations.

As to his mother: Huck's father claimed she couldn't write and read, like
all the other members of Huck's family. That is another clue, I reckon.