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home that had characters; and he was bright and not leather-headed; and knowing and not ignorant; and not mean, but kind; and yet here he was, without any more pride, or rightness, or feel- ing, than to stoop to this business, and make himself a shame, and his family a shame, before everybody. I COULDN’T understand it no way at all. It was outra- geous, and I knowed I ought to just up and tell him so; and so be his true friend, and let him quit the thing right where he was and save himself. And I DID start to tell him; but he shut me up, and says: ‘Don’t you reckon I know what I’m about? Don’t I
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Unformatted text preview: generly know what I’m about?’ ‘Yes.’ ‘Didn’t I SAY I was going to help steal the nigger?’ ‘Yes.’ ‘WELL, then.’ That’s all he said, and that’s all I said. It warn’t no use to say any more; because when he said he’d do a thing, he always done it. But I couldn’t make out how he was willing to go into this thing; so I just let it go, and never bothered no more about it. If he was bound to have it so, I couldn’t help it. When we got home the house was all dark and still; so we went on down to the hut by the ash-hopper for to...
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