TheAdventures(english) 392 - ‘What do you reckon’s the...

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me, perfectly ca’m, and says, ‘Did YOU hear anybody sing out?’ Of course there warn’t nothing to be said but the one thing; so I says: ‘No; I ain’t heard nobody say nothing.’ Then he turns to Jim, and looks him over like he never see him before, and says: ‘Did you sing out?’ ‘No, sah,’ says Jim; ‘ I hain’t said nothing, sah.’ ‘Not a word?’ ‘No, sah, I hain’t said a word.’ ‘Did you ever see us before?’ ‘No, sah; not as I knows on.’ So Tom turns to the nigger, which was looking wild and distressed, and says, kind of severe:
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Unformatted text preview: ‘What do you reckon’s the matter with you, any- way? What made you think somebody sung out?’ ‘Oh, it’s de dad-blame’ witches, sah, en I wisht I was dead, I do. Dey’s awluz at it, sah, en dey do mos’ kill me, dey sk’yers me so. Please to don’t tell nobody ‘bout it sah, er ole Mars Silas he’ll scole me; ‘kase he say dey AIN’T no witches. I jis’ wish to good- ness he was heah now — DEN what would he say! I jis’ bet he couldn’ fine no way to git aroun’ it DIS time. But it’s awluz jis’ so; people dat’s...
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