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"I reckon I got to light out for the Territory ahead of the rest," said Huckleberry Finn, "because Aunt Sally she's going to adopt me and sivilize me, and I can't stand it."

It's the last line of Mark Twain's famous novel, "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." But there's a little-known fact: Mark Twain also started a sequel describing Huck and Tom's adventures in the Territory.

" for me, betwixt lazying around and pie, I hadn't no choice, and wouldn't know which to take..."

The book opens with Huck and Jim having "Plenty to eat and nothing to do," but Tom urging them to head west. Twain records the boys' first friendly encounter with "Injuns" -- and then a not-so-friendly encounter which leaves them trapped in the wilderness far beyond the mid-continent boundary of the United States in 1848.

You can buy a copy of the unfinished sequel here. But last summer a fan of Mark Twain actually wrote a book in which he finishes the story.

Tom and Huck "journey homeward and meet new characters," says Amazon, "like the white man Cedric who lives with the Indians, and attend Indian celebrations. They are also able to play one final, avenging trick on the duke and the king, bringing the story full cycle."

And click here to read my favorite funny dialogue from Huckleberry Finn.