Muff Potter

Real Name

Muff Potter

First Appearance

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876)

Original Publisher

American Publishing Company

Created by

Samuel Clemens (as "Mark Twain")


A hapless drunk and friend of Injun Joe. Potter is kind and grateful toward Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, who bring him presents after he is wrongly jailed for Dr. Robinson’s murder. Potter’s naïve trust eventually pushes Tom’s conscience to the breaking point, compelling Tom to tell the truth at Potter’s trial about who actually committed the murder.

Public Domain Appearances


  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer


  • Huck & Tom

See Also

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