TheAdventures(english) 376 - and dainty like it was the lid...

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Everybody made a rush for the front door, because, of course, a stranger don’t come EVERY year, and so he lays over the yaller-fever, for interest, when he does come. Tom was over the stile and starting for the house; the wagon was spinning up the road for the village, and we was all bunched in the front door. Tom had his store clothes on, and an audience — and that was always nuts for Tom Sawyer. In them circum- stances it warn’t no trouble to him to throw in an amount of style that was suitable. He warn’t a boy to meeky along up that yard like a sheep; no, he come ca’m and important, like the ram. When he got a-front of us he lifts his hat ever so gracious
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Unformatted text preview: and dainty, like it was the lid of a box that had butterflies asleep in it and he didn’t want to disturb them, and says: ‘Mr. Archibald Nichols, I presume?’ ‘No, my boy,’ says the old gentleman, ‘I’m sorry to say ‘t your driver has deceived you; Nichols’s place is down a matter of three mile more. Come in, come in.’ Tom he took a look back over his shoulder, and says, ‘Too late — he’s out of sight.’ ‘Yes, he’s gone, my son, and you must come in and eat your dinner with us; and then we’ll hitch up and take you down to Nichols’s.’...
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