Frontier Humor; Some Rather Ludicrous Experiences That Befell Myself and My Acquaintances Among Frontier Characters Before I Made the Acquaintance of My Esteemed Friends "The Brownies"

Frontier Humor; Some Rather Ludicrous Experiences That Befell Myself and My Acquaintances Among Frontier Characters Before I Made the Acquaintance of My Esteemed Friends "The Brownies"

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...the bones out of fish, on the fly-leaf of a book that was lyin' thar. So I started in on the sermon. It wasn't much of a sermon, to be sure. It was more like a lectur'. I couldn't think of any passages of scriptur' just then, so I gin 'em the line from the philosopher, 'Why does the frightened dog depress his tail when he runneth?' "You ought to have seen 'em rustlin' and turnin' the leaves, huntin' to find the passage. One old feller by the name of Spudd commenced to paw over the pages, and his wife ses, ' Don't go that way; turn back to the Book of Job.' He looked round at her with his under lip stickin' out jest that way, arter wettin' of his thumb to start turnin' over ag'in, and ses, 'Job be biled and buttered! I kin pick old Solomon from amongst a thousand of 'em. He was sound on the goose, he was.' "Two or three of 'em started in to ask me where the text was located, but I kept on talkin' NO MORE INTERRUPTIONS. 157 right straight along, lookin' around to all of 'em at once and no one in particular. I didn't gin 'em a chance to stop me ag'in, or git a word in edgeways. One singular-lookin' old coon with a weed on his hat got up and stood signalin' of me, and waitin' and watchin' for a chance to ask me somethin.' But I never let on to see him. I reckon he stood thar five minutes with his finger up pointin' to attract my attention, and his mouth open so wide, that from my elevated position I could tell what he had swallowed for breakfast. "I gin 'em a sort of ramblin' discourse, alludin' to the prevailin' passions, and errors of the age. Amongst other things I touched on jealousy a little, --I wanted to stir 'em up a trifle on that subject, because there was a great deal of jealousy in that neighborhood. The green-eyed monster...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236496426
  • 9781236496423