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.
1885 Excerpt: ...till daybreak, mighty nigh. 'T war mighty pore
enjoymint for the Settlemint. 'T war like sittin' up with the sick
an' dead, stiddier along of a happy critter like him. I'm powerful
sorry fur his wife, 'kase he air mighty rough ter her when he air
drunk; he cut her once a toler'ble bad slash. She hev hed ter do
all the work fur four year, --plowin', an' choppin' wood, an
cookin', an' washin', an' sech. It hev aged her some. An' all her
chillen is gals, --little gals. Boys, now, mought grow some help,
but gals is more no 'count the bigger they gits. She air a tried
woman, surely. Isaac is drunk ez a constancy, --dancin'-drunk,
mos'ly. Nuthin' kin stop him." "A good thrashing would help him a
little, I'm thinking," drawled the lawyer. "And if I lived here as
a constancy I'd give it to him the first sober spell he had." His
speech was slow; his voice was spiritless and languid; he still
possessed the tone and idiom of the mountaineer, but he had lost
the characteristic pronunciation, more probably from the influence
of other associations than an appreciation of its incorrectness.
"That ain't the right sort o' sawder fur a candidate, Rufe," the
store-keeper admonished him. "An' 't ain't safe no how fur sech a
slim, stringy boy ez ye air ter talk that way 'bout 'n Isaac Boker.
He air a tremenjous man, an' ez strong ez an ox." "I can thrash any
man who beats his wife," protested the officer of the law. "I don't
see how the Settlement gets its own consent to let that sort of
thing go on." "She air his wife," said the store-keeper, who was
evidently of conservative tendencies. "An' she air powerful tuk up
with him. I hev hearn her 'low ez he air better dancin'-drunk than
other men sober. Sh...
Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate?
Let us know about it.
Does this product have an incorrect or missing image?
Send us a new image.
Is this product missing categories?
Add more categories.
Review This Product
No reviews yet - be the first to create one!