TheAdventures(english) 366 - invent a bar or forget the...

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these long years, and it’s come at last! We been expecting you a couple of days and more. What kep’ you? — boat get aground?’ ‘Yes’m — she —‘ ‘Don’t say yes’m — say Aunt Sally. Where’d she get aground?’ I didn’t rightly know what to say, because I didn’t know whether the boat would be coming up the river or down. But I go a good deal on instinct; and my instinct said she would be coming up — from down towards Orleans. That didn’t help me much, though; for I didn’t know the names of bars down that way. I see I’d got to
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Unformatted text preview: invent a bar, or forget the name of the one we got aground on — or — Now I struck an idea, and fetched it out: ‘It warn’t the grounding — that didn’t keep us back but a little. We blowed out a cylinder-head.’ ‘Good gracious! anybody hurt?’ ‘No’m. Killed a nigger.’ ‘Well, it’s lucky; because sometimes people do get hurt. Two years ago last Christmas your uncle Silas was coming up from Newrleans on the old Lally Rook, and she blowed out a cylinder-head and crippled a man. And I think he died afterwards. He was a Baptist. Your uncle...
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