Slavery was cruel, but it was the law.
Huck Finn grew up along the Mississippi in the days of slavery. Huck was a homeless rebel -- a boy who loved freedom more than respectability. Huck isn't above lying and stealing but when he meets up with Jim, a runaway slave, he has a battle with his conscience. Jim tells Huck that his owner, wants to sell him to a slave trader down river for $800. Jim wants to go North to a free state. If he helps Jim escape, Huck knows he'll be in serious trouble with the law. But can he turn Jim in when all Jim wants is to be free?