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illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ... XVII The Hillbilly's Guest
"whoa, Josh " I yelled my mightiest at the little Ozarker, as he
tried to conceal himself in a grove of post oaks by the roadside.
"Come on over here " No response came to my call. The mere fact
that I had been obliged to pay a small note for Josh, for some time
had made him invisible. Willingly I had endorsed it, and when he
failed to meet the obligation I paid it without quibbling. It was
not an unusual occurrence on my part to act as security for small
sums. Once in a while he paid one. But now what annoyed me most was
Josh's aloofness, for I wanted him for a trip up Current River. If
by chance I saw him at a distance, he feigned deafness, inability
to see me, and always acted as if he were in great haste. "Come on
out of there, Josh " I called once more, and wheeled my horse as
though to ride at him. "You got to go hunting with me or I'll
ride--" "Wal, I declare, if that haint you, Mister Johnnie " At the
imminent risk of my sorrel tramping him, Josh stepped from the
cover and lied amazingly well. "At fust sight I didn't know yu'ns.
I thought hit was Bill Hancock, and I didn't want him to see me,
'cause--'cause--" "Forget Bill, and tell the truth," I advised the
old man. "I paid that note off, alright, and I have been searching
for you during the last two weeks, to go up the river with me."
"Wal, of all the things in the world, I done forgot that note 'till
jist now " Josh once more resorted to exclamatory exaggeration,
interspersed with promises of remunerating me at some near date.
When I told that little Ozarker not to worry about the note and
told him it was settled forever, quickly he agreed to start with me
the next day; and as proof of his sincerity borrowed two dollars,
though he had vaguely hinted...
|Country of origin:
John Baptiste De Macklot Thompson
||246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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