<Author>Clemens, Samuel Langhorne; Mark Twain</Author>
<Title>Adventures of Huckleberry Finn</Title>
<Edition>[Prose Works. Selections.] Library of America. New York: Literary Classics of the U.S., 1985</Edition>
<p>PERSONS attempting to find a motive in this narrative
will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral
in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a
plot in it will be shot.
<p>BY ORDER OF THE AUTHOR
<p>PER G. G., CHIEF OF ORDANCE.
<p> In this book a number of dialects are used, to wit: the
Missouri negro dialect; the extremest form of the backwoods
South-Western dialect; the ordinary "Pike-County" dialect; and
four modified varieties of this last. The shadings have not been
done in a hap-hazard fashion, or by guess-work; but pains-
takingly, and with the trus . . .