20 Funny Lines in Twain's Huckleberry Finn | Literary Humor Ep 02

In this post, we have compiled some of the most humorous lines from the classic novel "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain. Mark Twain was known for his wit and humor, and "Huckleberry Finn" is no exception. Through the misadventures of the titular character, Twain employs a range of comedic techniques, from satire and irony to puns and wordplay. These humorous lines offer a glimpse into the wit and humor that have made this novel a timeless classic.

Here are ten humorous lines from Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn":
  1. "We said there warn't no home like a raft, after all. Other places do seem so cramped up and smothery, but a raft don't. You feel mighty free and easy and comfortable on a raft."
  2. "I don't know how to thank you, gentlemen," says the king, "but I don't want to know, anyway. It's a higher compliment than the praise of angels."
  3. "If you find honey, don't kill any of the bees. Just take the honey and run. Don't show them nothin'--just a plate or somethin' like that."
  4. "I was so full of joy, I felt like a fool, and didn't care a bit whether school kept or not."
  5. "We catched fish, and talked, and we took a swim now and then to keep off sleepiness. It was kind of solemn, drifting down the big, still river, laying on our backs looking up at the stars."
  6. "It was fifteen minutes before I could work myself up to go and humble myself to a nigger; but I done it, and I warn't ever sorry for it afterwards, neither."
  7. "If you don't ever try new things, you never learn nothing."
  8. "Well, I couldn't see no advantage in going where she was going, so I made up my mind I wouldn't try for it."
  9. "Don't talk about it, Tom. I've tried it, and it don't work; it don't work, Tom. It ain't for me; I ain't used to it. The lightning goes crooked - it don't go straight like a knitting-needle."
  10. "I knowed he would be changing it around every which way as we went along, and heaving in new bullinesses anyways to make it more complicated.
  11. "I was so scared I couldn't hardly navigate, but I didn't want to set down. I went a-mooning around, first to one rat-hole and then another, till I'd been to them all."
  12. "He had a dream, and it shot him."
  13. "Well, I tried the ground, and it was as solid as a rock. But somehow I couldn't seem to find the way."
  14. "A feud is this way: A man has a quarrel with another man, and kills him; then that other man's brother kills him; then the other brothers, on both sides, goes for one another; then the cousins chip in--and by-and-by everybody's killed off, and there ain't no more feud."
  15. "If he's fool enough to come atter us agin, I reckon he'll regret it, if he lives."
  16. "I went to sleep, and Jim didn't call me when it was my turn. He often done that."
  17. "If there's anything that makes a man start up and swear, it is to have a woman rush out at him unexpectedly and fling her arms about his neck."
  18. "It didn't take me long to make up my mind that these liars warn't no kings nor dukes at all, but just low-down humbugs and frauds."
  19. "It was fifteen minutes before I could work myself up to go and humble myself to a nigger, but I done it, and I warn't ever sorry for it afterward, neither."
  20. "Human beings can be awful cruel to one another." (This line is delivered in a serious context, but its ironic truthfulness adds a touch of humor.)
Note: These lines may not necessarily be considered jokes, but they contain humorous elements or are delivered in a humorous way.
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