to Christianity on the grounds that it takes too much stock in the dead and not enough in the living, that Christian Heaven is populated by boringly rigid. Jim said it would help him. But you is all right. Twain, there is a lot of superstition.
Sometimes he spec he'll go 'way, en den ag'in he spec he'll stay. It is silly for Huck and Jim to read bad signs into everything, but it is not at all silly for them to expect bad things to be just around the corner; for they live in a world where nature is dangerous, even fatally malevolent. Huck didn't need anyone to tell him that it was an bad sign and would give him bad luck.
Theatrical Satire in Huck Finn, Huckleberry Finn Journals,
You wants to keep 'way fum de water as much as you kin, en don't run no resk, 'kase it's down in de bills dat you's gwyne to git hung." (Twain improvement of American Labor 19). You's gwyne to marry de po' one fust en de rich one by. The good luck was Huck and Jim finds eight dollars in the pocket of an overcoat. Dey's two angles hoverin' roun' 'bout him. But the hair-ball won't answer. De bes' way is tores' easy en let de ole man take his own way. Huck says "I made up my mind I wouldn't ever take a-holt of a snake-skin again with my hands, now that I see what had come." (Twain 52). Before he could get it out, it was already shriveled. A body can't tell yit which one gwyne to fetch him at de las'.