TheAdventures(english) 399 - make him a better one and...

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‘Well, all right, Tom, fix it your own way; but if you’ll take my advice, you’ll let me borrow a sheet off of the clothesline.’ He said that would do. And that gave him another idea, and he says: ‘Borrow a shirt, too.’ ‘What do we want of a shirt, Tom?’ ‘Want it for Jim to keep a journal on.’ ‘Journal your granny — JIM can’t write.’ ‘S’pose he CAN’T write — he can make marks on the shirt, can’t he, if we make him a pen out of an old pewter spoon or a piece of an old iron barrel- hoop?’ ‘Why, Tom, we can pull a feather out of a goose and
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Unformatted text preview: make him a better one; and quicker, too.’ ‘PRISONERS don’t have geese running around the donjon-keep to pull pens out of, you muggins. They ALWAYS make their pens out of the hardest, toughest, troublesomest piece of old brass candlestick or some- thing like that they can get their hands on; and it takes them weeks and weeks and months and months to file it out, too, because they’ve got to do it by rub- bing it on the wall. THEY wouldn’t use a goose-quill if they had it. It ain’t regular.’ ‘Well, then, what’ll we make him the ink out of?’...
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