Its All in the Details....

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"I had been to school most of the time, and could spell, and read and write just a little, and could say the multiplication table up to six times seven is thirty five, and I don't reckon i could get no further if i was to live forever.  I don't take no stock in mathematics, anyway." (Twain 82)

The amount of detail in Huck Finn is astounding, I honestly don't know how an author can put so much into one novel.  Each page has a myriad of details that flavor this wondeful work of literature.  There is so so much it was truly difficult to narrow it down and i think the above quote does a good job of illustrating the attention to detail in Twain's writing.  The character of Huck is a 13 year old boy with very limited education and the story is being told through him so he is bound to mix a few things up along the way and i love that Twain was so attentive to the details that he adds quick little treats like these throughout.

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