Tom Sawyer’s aunt and uncle, respectively, who are both good people and parents, upstanding members of their community, and yet who troublingly support the institution of slavery, exemplified by their detainment of Jim. Huck and Tom trick the Phelpses when preparing for Jim’s escape, much to Aunt Sally’s fury and Uncle Silas’s innocent befuddlement. Aunt Sally offers to adopt Huck at the end of the novel, but he refuses to be “sivilized” by anyone.
Sally and Silas Phelps Quotes in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
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Chapter 43 Quotes
But I reckon I got to light out for the Territory ahead of the rest, because Aunt Sally she’s going to adopt me and sivilize me and I can’t stand it. I been there before.
Sally and Silas Phelps Character Timeline in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
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...to Aunt Sally’s delight. She reveals Tom and Huck’s true identities, and tells the disgruntled Phelpses all about Huck. She also confirms that Miss Watson had set Jim free two months... (full context)