|The Watermelon Boys - Winslow Homer, 1876|
On the cover of my copy of Huckleberry Finn
Admittedly, I have never read Mark Twain. (I know!) And so we (he, the American author, and I) meet as I become acquainted with my copy of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Already I am amused as I read the Notice on the inside cover:
Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot. BY ORDER OF THE AUTHOR, Per G. G., Chief of Ordnance.
Seriously, this is going to be a fun adventure.