“They went off, and I got aboard the raft, feeling bad and low, because I knowed very well I had done wrong, and I see it warn’t no use for me to try to learn to do right…”(85) Huck seems to lie a lot. It’s very easy for him to be deceptive with others yet he is honest with himself. He is aware of when he is doing wrong and knows that he can’t change the fact that he is a fallacious person.
“"Mars Jawge, if you'll come down into de swamp I'll show you a whole stack o' water-moccasins."(102) There’s something playful about some kinds of deception in this novel. It doesn’t seem manipulative so much as beneficial in cases like this. The deception in the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn often points out how almost everyone is gullible to some extent, or at least trusts in the honest or well-intentioned nature of others.
“It wouldn’t a done no good; and besides, it was just as I said; you couldn’t tell them from the real kind.”(141) The reason why can’t tell a real majesty from an imposter is because they are both dishonest with their people. The imposter lies in order to get