TheAdventures(english) 394 - a difficult plan There ain’t...

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CHAPTER XXXV. IT would be most an hour yet till breakfast, so we left and struck down into the woods; because Tom said we got to have SOME light to see how to dig by, and a lantern makes too much, and might get us into trouble; what we must have was a lot of them rotten chunks that’s called fox-fire, and just makes a soft kind of a glow when you lay them in a dark place. We fetched an armful and hid it in the weeds, and set down to rest, and Tom says, kind of dissatisfied: ‘Blame it, this whole thing is just as easy and awkward as it can be. And so it makes it so rotten difficult to get up
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Unformatted text preview: a difficult plan. There ain’t no watch- man to be drugged — now there OUGHT to be a watch- man. There ain’t even a dog to give a sleeping-mix- ture to. And there’s Jim chained by one leg, with a ten-foot chain, to the leg of his bed: why, all you got to do is to lift up the bedstead and slip off the chain. And Uncle Silas he trusts everybody; sends the key to the punkin-headed nigger, and don’t send nobody to watch the nigger. Jim could a got out of that window- hole before this, only there wouldn’t be no use trying to travel with a ten-foot chain...
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