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head! I shot out and went for the doctor’s house, but they told me he’d gone away in the night some time or other, and warn’t back yet. Well, thinks I, that looks powerful bad for Tom, and I’ll dig out for the island right off. So away I shoved, and turned the corner, and nearly rammed my head into Uncle Silas’s stomach! He says: ‘Why, TOM! Where you been all this time, you rascal?’ ‘I hain’t been nowheres,’ I says, ‘only just hunt- ing for the runaway nigger — me and Sid.’ ‘Why, where ever did you go?’ he says. ‘Your aunt’s been mighty uneasy.’ ‘She needn’t,’ I says, ‘because we was all right. We
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Unformatted text preview: followed the men and the dogs, but they outrun us, and we lost them; but we thought we heard them on the water, so we got a canoe and took out after them and crossed over, but couldn’t find nothing of them; so we cruised along up-shore till we got kind of tired and beat out; and tied up the canoe and went to sleep, and never waked up till about an hour ago; then we paddled over here to hear the news, and Sid’s at the post-office to see what he can hear, and I’m a-branch- ing out to get something to eat for us, and then we’re going home.’...
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