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  • "On the first page of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck informs us that the Widow Douglas decided to take him up and 'sivilize' him, but 'it was rough living in the house all the time, considering how dismal regular and decent the widow was in all her ways; and so when I couldn't stand it no longer, I lit out.'"

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  • Huck never did want nobody to "sivilize" him, and I'd rather not see his tale scrubbed.

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  • "I reckon I got to light out for the Territory," he declares as he flees all attempts to "sivilize" him.

    Critical Mass

  • But I reckon I got to light out for the Territory ahead of the rest, because Aunt Sally she's going to adopt me and sivilize me, and I can't stand it.

    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

  • The Widow Douglas she took me for her son, and allowed she would sivilize me; but it was rough living in the house all the time, considering how dismal regular and decent the widow was in all her ways; and so when I couldn't stand it no longer I lit out.

    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

  • Territory ahead of the rest, because Aunt Sally she's going to adopt me and sivilize me, and I can't stand it.

    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

  • Tom’s formidable Aunt Sally, on whose south Arkansas farm Jim finally found his long-delayed deliverance, is threatening to turn her stifling if well-meaning hand toward Huck; she aims, he says, to “sivilize” him.

    LIGHTING OUT FOR THE TERRITORY

  • The Widow Douglas she took me for her son, and allowed she would sivilize me; but it was rough living in the house all the time, considering how dismal regular and decent the widow was in all her ways; and so when I couldn’t stand it no longer I lit out.

    The War of The Worlds

  • But I reckon I got to light out for the territory ahead of the rest, because Aunt Sally she’s going to adopt me and sivilize me, and I can’t stand it.

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  • The book ends with Tom proposing that the trio head out west for adventure among the Indians, and Huck allowing that he would light out for the Territory ahead of the rest, because Aunt Sally she’s going to adopt me and sivilize me and I can’t stand it.

    Mark Twain

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