The Death of Boggs

Colonel Sherburn shoots Boggs dead.

Colonel Sherburn is a denizen of "a little one-horse town in a big bend" in Arkansas who appears in chapters 21 and 22 of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. He is harassed by a drunken Boggs to whom he delivers an ultimatum to cease before one o'clock; Boggs persists, though, and Colonel Sherburn shoots him dead.

The town rallies in anger for a lynching of Sherburn, but, unfazed and still armed, he insults the entirety of their manner and they disperse.

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