Jim is not deceived for long, and is deeply hurt that his friend should have teased him so mercilessly.
Not only was Missouri a slave state, but his uncle owned 20 slaves. Twain began work on Huckleberry Finn, a sequel to Tom Sawyer, in an effort to capitalize on the popularity of the earlier novel.
Mark Twain, in his lecture notes, proposes that "a sound heart is a surer guide than an ill-trained conscience" and goes on to describe the novel as " Emmeline is a parody of Julia A. The justification usually cited is its commentary on the social institutions of slavery and discrimination; however, no less important is the aspect of the story that demonstrates one boy's coming of age.
The teacher, John Foley, called for replacing Adventures of Huckleberry Finn with a more modern novel.
Twain worked on the manuscript off and on for the next several years, ultimately abandoning his original plan of following Huck's development into adulthood.
He initially wrote, "You will not know about me", which he changed to, "You do not know about me", before settling on the final version, "You don't know about me, without you have read a book by the name of 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer'; but that ain't no matter.
Experiences that he has shared with Jim on their journey down the river have taught him about being a man. A new plate was made to correct the illustration and repair the existing copies.