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CHAPTER 30: The Gold Saves the Thieves
When the Duke and Dauphin reach the raft, they start shouting at Huck for trying to give them the slip. Once again, Huck weaves a story how he barely managed to escape. He concludes by saying that he is very happy to see both of them safe.
An argument ensues between the two scoundrels as to who stole the bag of gold and how it came to be in the coffin. Finally peace prevails when they begin to drink. When he is sure that the Duke and Dauphin are asleep, Huck narrates the actual events to Jim.
The carefree life on the raft is immediately marred by an argument between the Duke and the Dauphin. Each accuses the other of deception to keep the money for himself; fortunately, they never suspect Huck. Instead, they find solace about their failure by getting drunk.