The raft was there just like then I heard it would be and there he was too the man, for once Tom Sawyer was telling the truth and he smiled when I told him that .
Since I known the boy Tom never told the truth ,never he always told it in stories or tales that then no one believed him .' See,' he said .The man that was laying on the raft was a black man and unconscious he was then a former slave that Tom helped escape .
My name is Huckberry Finn probably the only friend the boy Tom has we never go to school although our aunt does her best to make us so.It never works however . ' Should we wake him ? ' I asked Tom and he shook his head as we stepped onto the raft the wind was mighty today perfect rafting weather .
' We're we heading ? ' I ask him trying to make sure our back sacks we had with us stay on the raft as Tom began to paddle and steer the
raft,he just pointed straight ahead and looked down the river.
' I hope you told that our Auntie we were at school because that this is gonna ba a long trip my friend,' Tom told me,' We're then taking him home ,by the way he has a name it's Jim, Jim Redford .'
' Yea I took food and drink for us too,' he told Tom,' Here you forgot your favorite thing ,' Huckleberry handed him a slingshot and Tom took it smiling as he held it .' I hope your stomach is strong Huck,' he told me,' These rivers can get rough ,but we can handle it ,right ? ' he asked his friend .
' Right .wether can be just that as tough as any old river,' said then Huckleberry as the river as a matter of fact was getting rough already and suddenly too the man name Jim Redford was started waking up, he looked both at me and Tom and nodded to Tom .
' Thanks Tom for getting me out of that mess I was in,' said Jim but all three of us focussed our thoughts and energy on the river ahead as the water started getting rough we were splashed about .
' You might not thank me yet Jim,' Tom told him,' We might not be out of that mess just yet ,' he pointed to the water ahead as we all tried to paddle with whatever we found and steer the raft .Jim knew that Tom was right,their troubles were just beginning .But Tom seemed to have lady luck on his side his whole life but I had wondered how long that to would last for him .Especially if our Aunt ever found out how much school we really did missed she would really whip us .She was good at that, now our main concern was getting down this river,alive .
We all then knew what would happen if anything did happen to the raft we all knew how to swim even Jim,but these waters were bad ones that we knew too . And then it happened the raft was hit .We all held on and were splash .
Suddenly and that to everyones surprise let alone Huckleberry's these waters were suddenly calm and everyone was relieved to hear that too . ' Wow that was unexpected ,' said Jim looking at Huck .The boy just look at the black man and shook his head .
' For me too thought I knew these parts ,' said Huck as the water then had finally calmed down . Tom was then going too make a comment but thought better of it . He knew when to say something when not too .In fact he knew that now was not the time for any joke or try to be funny . Suddenly just ahead of them the water took another change,it suddenly took a dip, it fell straight down .
' Waterfall,' cried Jim and Huck folded his arms across his chest he looked where the fall started and just shooked his head .How too could anyone forget about waterfalls especially boys their age .Jim then rememebered his childhood,he should talk,his life wasn't bed and roses either not by a long shot .
' I knew I forgot something else,' said Huck , then all Huck was trying to remember how high the waterfall was but it was to late as then he remember how high it was . ' Now I remember,' Huck then folded his arms over his chest but the raft too then and suddenly then too fell straight down and then everyone on it held on for their lives .Two hundred feet straight down .
' That would be then kinda of hard too then forget,' said Tom as the raft continue to go over the fall,' I would then easily remember two hundred feet .' But that he knew why Huck forgot even Jim knew too and who could blame him smiling at the thought of why .
Rebecca of Sunny Brooke Farm, a local farm girl that when she wasn't schooling or doing chores she was then standing around trying to get Huck's attention as he came by her house,but trying to act mature which didn't work for Huck he would mess up as usual .Rebecca then was a then year mite older then Tom and Huck she just moved from another town and Huck was trying too be social which was rather new for him too . And unusual the last time both of them saw each other it worked ,their eyes they contact .
to be continued,part ll,Up a Creek