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I’d be willing to stand a thousand such jokes to have you here. Well, to think of that per- formance! I don’t deny it, I was most putrified with astonishment when you give me that smack.’ We had dinner out in that broad open passage be- twixt the house and the kitchen; and there was things enough on that table for seven families — and all hot, too; none of your flabby, tough meat that’s laid in a cupboard in a damp cellar all night and tastes like a hunk of old cold cannibal in the morning. Uncle Silas he asked a pretty long blessing over it, but it was worth it; and it didn’t cool it a bit, neither, the way I’ve seen them kind of
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Unformatted text preview: interruptions do lots of times. There was a considerable good deal of talk all the afternoon, and me and Tom was on the lookout all the time; but it warn’t no use, they didn’t happen to say nothing about any runaway nigger, and we was afraid to try to work up to it. But at supper, at night, one of the little boys says: ‘Pa, mayn’t Tom and Sid and me go to the show?’ ‘No,’ says the old man, ‘I reckon there ain’t go- ing to be any; and you couldn’t go if there was; be- cause the runaway nigger told Burton and me all about that scandalous show, and Burton said he would tell the...
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