Judge Thatcher: in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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      A respectable and wealthy gentleman, Judge Thatcher is the custodian of Tom and Huck's money. He is introduced to us early in the novel. When Tom and Huck lay their hands on the robbers' booty of twelve thousand dollars, they divide the money and invest it with the Judge at a predetermined rate of interest. He is also a character in the earlier novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Becky, whom Tom likes and admires, is the Judge's daughter.

      When Huck's father, Pap, returns to lay his claim on his son's money, Judge Thatcher tries to take custody of the boy and save him from harm. He is one of Huck's well-wishers and feels concerned about him. When he hears of the latter's so-called murder, he, along with Widow Douglas, rushes to look for his body in the river.

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