'They shakes hands, and Jerry Moore says, "Is this a friend of yours, Bailey?" looking at me.
"All the time," I says, "that you're talking away of an evening, Jerry's seeing visions of a little woman sitting in your chair.
And I dare say
that he did know, and that you know what he said: please, therefore, to remind me of what he said; or, if you would rather, tell me your own view; for I suspect that you and he think much alike.
"Pooty soon I'll be a-shout'n' for joy, en I'll say
, it's all on accounts o' Huck; I's a free man, en I couldn't ever ben free ef it hadn' ben for Huck; Huck done it.
"Tom Sawyer," I says
, "I'll say
it again as I've said it a many a time before: I ain't fitten to black your boots.
To be sure, he said, they are to receive what we owe them, and an enemy, as I take it, owes to an enemy that which is due or proper to him-- that is to say
Yes, to be sure, that he is, and, as your ladyship says
, I don't know why I should be ashamed of loving him, though he is my betters.
I was then in a sad condition indeed, for as there is no great bustle in putting an end to a poor body's family when once they are carried to the grave, so the poor good woman being buried, the parish children she kept were immediately removed by the church-wardens; the school was at an end, and the children of it had no more to do but just stay at home till they were sent somewhere else; and as for what she left, her daughter, a married woman with six or seven children, came and swept it all away at once, and removing the goods, they had no more to say
to me than to jest with me, and tell me that the little gentlewoman might set up for herself if she pleased.
For Chadband is rather a consuming vessel--the persecutors say
a gorging vessel--and can wield such weapons of the flesh as a knife and fork remarkably well.
I see he had a still on an' I didn' wanna giv 'im no stuff, so I says
: 'Git deh hell outa here an' don' make no trouble,' I says
'Why, gentlemen, if I were to indicate such a programme to any class of society, I say
it would be received with derision, would be pointed at by the finger of scorn.
"Tis not me foot at all," says