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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...to have to feed him as a son-in-law, caze when a gal gits her dander up, an' gits to fightin' fer a feller dat she thinks is a po', pussicuted martyr dat ev'ybody's down on, hit's all over but her sneakin' her Sunday clothes out of de house, an' turnin' up de next mornin' wid a husband for you to support. "Dat's huccome dat when dat onery Sim Johnsing begun to shine around my Ma'y Jane dat I didn't spend no time a layin' down de law to dat gal. Nawm, I didn't say nothin' to her 'bout de fact dat Sim was one of dem folks dat was born tired an' ain't never got rested enough to do an honest day's work yit, an' dat ef she married him she was des as good to have to take in washin', to buy his vittles, an' clothes as a nickle is good for a ginger cake. Nuther did I set up of nights a-pintin' out to her dat Sim had a mighty hankerin' for red eye liquor, an' dat he done been in de callaboose mo' dan once. Nor yit I ain't shet de do' in his face, an' forbid Ma'y Jane to soshiate wid him. "Nawm, dat I don't. VVhen Sim come I make him mighty welcome, an' when he go I set down in my cheer an' des shake my sides a-laughin'. " 'What dat you laughin' at so, Ma?' axes Ma'y Jane, who I see is mighty taken wid Sim. " 'Oh, I was des a-laughin' at what funny bow-legs Sim's got. Ef he wanted anybody to set on his lap he would have to tote a board along wid him, ' spons I. "Yassum, an' dat finished Sim wid Ma'y Jane. She could a overlooked 'fourteen odder...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236853539
  • 9781236853530