Harold Beaver's book, _Huckleberry Finn_ (London: Allen & Unwin, 1987),
is a volume in the Unwin Critical Library, each volume of which ``deals
with a single work of literature. The aim of the series is to offer
interpretation and information at a high level of reliability and
interest'' (Beaver 1987, dust jacket). The passage that is the subject of
Minoru Okabayashi's query appears on page 6.