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Money & Wealth in Huck Finn
Transcript of Money & Wealth in Huck Finn
“Here, I’ll put a twenty-dollar gold piece on this board, and you get it when it floats by.”- Page 91
"The nigger run off the very night Huck Finn was killed. So there's a reward out for him- three hundred dollars" - page 57
Money & Wealth in
All through Huck Finn there are different economic levels showing the money influence in the 1800's.
“I told him I had an old slick counterfeit quarter that warn’t no good because the brass showed through the silver a little, and it wouldn’t pass no how, even if the brass didn’t show, because it was so slick it felt greasy, and so that would tell on it every time.” Page 17
“Well, I reckon! There’s two hundred dollars reward on him. Its like picking up money out’n the road.” Page 211
“They had big brass dog-irons that could hold up a saw-log. There was a clock on the middle of the mantelpiece, with a picture of a town painted on the bottom half of the glass front, and a round place in the middle for the sun, and you could see the pendulum swinging behind it.” Page 100
“It had a picture of a runaway nigger with a bundle on a stick over his shoulder, and “$200 reward” under it.” Page 134
“For one night only, On account of imperative European engagements! Admission 25 cents; children and servants, 10 cents.” Page 138
“THE ROYAL NONESUCH!! Admission 50 cents.”
“I tucked the money-bag under the lid, just down beyond where his hands was crossed, which made me creep, they was so cold, and then I run back across the room and in behind the door.” Page 179
“I had considerable money, so I gave him ten cents, but begged him to spend it for something to eat, and give me some, because it was all the money I had, and I hadn’t had nothing to eat since yesterday.” Page 216
"Morgan Hill police, working with the U.S. Secret Service to investigate a recent rash of counterfeit bills, arrested a man on Tuesday on suspicion of making phony $10 and $20 bills in a motel room, a police spokesman said."
A person in Morgan Hill was wanted for using counterfeit money. It is said that the money was used in various stored around Santa Clara County. The wanted man, Daniel Richards, was found with about $700 in counterfeit bills. After they raided his taxi, they went to his hotel room and found another $300 dollars along with the equipment to make the bills. Many of the fake money was made in his hotel room and thoughtnto be spread to his friends. When the money was spread on the floor and looked at closely, it all had the same serial number.
“And there’s a reward out for old Finn, too—two hundred dollars.” Page 57
The California Gold Rush
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