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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

by Mark Twain

There is no book by Mark Twain that I read and didn’t enjoy and this is one of the definitely good ones.

As is written in the title of the post, this book tells of the events in the life of Huck Finn from living with the Widow Douglas, his run ins with Judge Thatcher, his plot to run away from his father who by day locks him in a cabin in the middle of nowhere. We are told of how he managed to saw space enough to escape through, faked his horrible death and left on raft which he rides mostly by night and during the day he lies low so as not be seen. There is the chance meeting with Jim, the runaway nigger who tells him of the search for his, Finn’s, body, the search for his father and the journey the two of them make till they meet the two cons, the Duke and the King and the adventures that follow till Jim is sold to the family of Aunt Sally by the old king.

Huck Finn is interesting, adventurous and a thorough going non believer who seems unable to stay away from trouble. He lies about everything from his name to where his home is just to be left to his own devices. He is also a good man. He risks his life many times to save Jim the runaway nigger of Miss Watson, helps some poor girls who were about to lose all their savings to a pair of thieving cons. One either likes Finn or hates him but you can’t be indifferent to him.

Tom Sawyer reminds me of Don Quixote. If something is to be done, it must be grand. They pull an elaborate plan on his Aunt Sally in order to free Jim who has already been set free by Miss Watson in her will.

If you haven’t read any of Mark Twain’s books, then maybe you should read this one.

Random rants

A few days ago I was flagged down by traffic cop on one of the new roads recently made in China by the Chinese in the pretext that I was over-speeding. If these random stops were to ensure safety on the roads, yours truly would have no trouble supporting the efforts of the police. Unfortunately, these are opportunities for the traffic cops to extort law-abiding citizens of their hard-earned money while un-roadworthy vehicles ferry passengers. These are most times overloaded and are driven by men who do not remember when they were last sober! Next time a cop flags me down and claims I was driving beyond the speed limit, the discussion will be different from the one we had recently!

Recently the senate debated and passed a bill that allows anyone above thirty to own a gun. My first reaction when I had this was, what the fuck! are these numbskulls serious? The reason we pay tax to the government is not so that they can create stupid commissions and tribunals to investigate sometimes very mundane things like soldiers who were seen on camera stealing during the botched Westgate siege. If, as is clear, the government has failed in its duty to provide the citizens with security, it is only right we stop paying tax and find ways of getting the other services we pay the government to offer. Should this bill come into law, I promise, I am going to find as many ways to not pay tax as I can get.

Our MPigs, recently voted to pass a bill that would in the long run make it impossible to be critical of the government or the clowns running it. This bill is with the current clown in the office of the president. I hope he returns it to those retards in parliament to remove the offending clauses. I don’t like our journalists much, and with good reason, but I will defend their right and mine to spew all the nonsense they broadcast on TV, radio and print media without fear of arrest or intimidation.

There is a con man in the loose on the streets of Nairobi going by the name Elphas and phone number 0715547822 pretending he has several millions of dollars to invest but keeps asking for money. Should you be his unlucky victim, yours truly has granted you permission to stone him.

And lastly, to the ladies and gentlemen working at Airtel Kenya who happen to be my network providers you really should style up. I don’t understand why applying for a postpaid account is such a hassle! It’s harder than opening a bank account in some instance and all you want is my money. Style up, shape up or you will lose business to your competition!