"—Come, give us your hand, duke, and le's all be friends."
The duke done it, and Jim and me was pretty glad to see it. It took away
all the uncomfortableness and we felt mighty good over it, because it would a been a
miserable business to have any unfriendliness on the raft; for what you want, above all
things, on a raft, is for everybody to be satisfied, and feel right and kind towards
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. But I never said nothing, never
let on; kept it to myself; it's the best way; then you don't have no quarrels, and
don't get into no trouble. If they wanted us to call them kings and dukes, I hadn't no
objections, 'long as it would keep peace in the family; and it warn't no use to tell
Jim, so I didn't tell him. If I never learnt nothing else out of pap, I learnt that the
best way to get along with his kind of people is to let them have their own way.