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Page 291 - The Fifth who chanced to touch the ear, Said : "E'en the blindest man Can tell what this resembles most ; Deny the fact who can, This marvel of an elephant Is very like a fan !" The Sixth no sooner had begun About the beast to grope, Than seizing on the swinging tail That fell within his scope, "I see...
Page 290 - Ho! what have we here So very round and smooth and sharp? To me 'tis mighty clear This wonder of an Elephant Is very like a spear!
Page 176 - He give her a house to live in, and town lots, and plenty of money; and he looked after her and took care of her all the time; and when she was down with the smallpox I'm d— d if he didn't set up nights and nuss her himself!
Page 249 - One evening, Mrs. S. had retired, and I was busy writing, when it struck me a glass of ice-water would be palatable. So I took the candle and a pitcher, and went down to the pump. Our pump is in the kitchen. A country pump, in the kitchen, is more convenient ; but a well with buckets is certainly most picturesque. Unfortunately, our well water has not been sweet since it was cleaned out.
Page 176 - He could run faster, jump higher, hit harder, and hold more tanglefoot whisky without spilling it than any man in seventeen counties. Put that in, pard — it'll please the boys more than anything you could say. And you can say, pard, that he never shook his mother.
Page 176 - the boys" could desire. Such a marvel of funeral pomp had never been seen in Virginia. The plumed hearse, the dirgebreathing brass-bands, the closed marts of business, the flags drooping at half-mast, the long, plodding procession of uniformed secret societies, military battalions and fire companies, draped engines, carriages of officials, and citizens in vehicles and on foot, attracted multitudes of spectators to the sidewalks, roofs, and windows; and for years afterward, the degree of grandeur...
Page 171 - Oh ! Why did you not say so before ? I am a clergyman — a parson." " Now you talk ! You see my blind, and straddle it like a man. Put it there!" — extending a brawny paw, which closed over the minister's small hand and gave it a shake indicative of fraternal sympathy and fervent gratification. " Now we're all right, pard. Let's start fresh. Don't you mind me snuffling a little, becuz we're in a power of trouble.
Page 176 - I'md — d if he didn't set up nights and nuss her himself ! Beg your pardon for saying it, but it hopped out too quick for yours truly. You've treated me like a gentleman, pard, and I ain't the man to hurt your feelings intentional. I think you're white. I think you're a square man, pard. I like you, and I'll lick any man that don't. I'll lick him till he can't tell himself from a last year's corpse! Put it there!