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here. I’ll play a joke on him. Children, don’t you say a word.’ I see I was in a fix now. But it warn’t no use to worry; there warn’t nothing to do but just hold still, and try and be ready to stand from under when the lightning struck. I had just one little glimpse of the old gentleman when he come in; then the bed hid him. Mrs. Phelps she jumps for him, and says: ‘Has he come?’ ‘No,’ says her husband. ‘Good-NESS gracious!’ she says, ‘what in the warld can have become of him?’ ‘I can’t imagine,’ says the old gentleman; ‘and I must
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Unformatted text preview: say it makes me dreadful uneasy.’ ‘Uneasy!’ she says; ‘I’m ready to go distracted! He MUST a come; and you’ve missed him along the road. I KNOW it’s so — something tells me so.’ ‘Why, Sally, I COULDN’T miss him along the road — YOU know that.’ ‘But oh, dear, dear, what WILL Sis say! He must a come! You must a missed him. He —‘ ‘Oh, don’t distress me any more’n I’m already dis- tressed. I don’t know what in the world to make of it. I’m at my wit’s end, and I don’t mind acknowledging ‘t I’m...
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