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Thread #96374   Message #1884386
Posted By: Genie
12-Nov-06 - 11:07 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: significance of huckleberries
Subject: RE: Folklore: significance of huckleberries
You're right, McGrath. I'm surprised to find I even used the term "carefree" in referring to Huck Finn.    I was thinking more on the lines of "footloose" as in not shackled to a job, school, etc. - even if being unfettered in that way wasn't entirely by choice.   I was also thinking along the lines of what Bob The Postman said about Huck being "a very huckleberry kind of guy" -- one who'd prefer the characteristics of wild huckleberries as a food source. But, no, "carefree" is more what Huck would have liked to be than what he had to be, by necessity.