Jim is Miss Watson's big, mild-mannered slave. Huck becomes very close to Jim when they reunite after Jim flees Miss Watson to seek refuge from slavery, and Huck and Jim become fellow travelers on the Mississippi River.

Tom Sawyer is Huck's best friend and peer, the main character of other Twain novels and the leader of the town boys in adventures. He is "the best fighter and the smartest kid in town"

"Pap" Finn, Huck's father, is an alcoholic drifter. He is often angry at Huck and resents him getting any kind of education. He also returns to Huck whenever he needs more money for alcohol.

About the author:

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name, Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885).

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