Pap was agoing on so he never noticed where his old
limber legs was taking him to, so he went head over heels over the tub of salt pork and barked both shins, and the rest of his speech was all the hottest kind of language--mostly hove ...
a small bottle that contains a drug (especially a sealed sterile container for injection by needle)
We got an old tin lantern, and a butcher-knife without any handle, and a bran-new Barlow knife worth two bits in any store, and a lot of tallow candles, and a tin candlestick, and a gourd, and a tin cup, and a ratty old bedquilt off the bed, and a reticul
The lot of towheads was troubles we was going to get into with quarrelsome people and all kinds of mean folks, but if we minded our business and didn't talk back and
aggravate them, we would pull through and get out of the fog and into the big clea
Well, the second night a fog begun to come on, and we made for a towhead to tie to, for it wouldn't do to try to run in a fog; but when I paddled ahead in the canoe, with the line to make fast, there warn't anything but little
saplings to tie to.
Then he went down on all fours and crawled off, begging them to let him alone, and he rolled himself up in his blanket and
wallowed in under the old pine table, still a-begging; and then he went to crying.
a craftsman who makes or repairs wooden barrels or tubs
"I tuck out en shin down de hill, en 'spec to steal a skift 'long de sho' som'ers 'bove de town, but dey wuz people a-stirring yit, so I hid in de ole tumble-down
cooper-shop on de bank to wait for everybody to go 'way.
When you got to the table you couldn't go right to eating, but you had to wait for the widow to tuck down her head and grumble a little over the
victuals, though there warn't really anything the matter with them,--that is, nothing only everything w
The stars were shining, and the leaves
rustled in the woods ever so mournful; and I heard an owl, away off, who-whooing about somebody that was dead, and a whippowill and a dog crying about somebody that was going to die; and the wind was trying to
the dead body of an animal especially one slaughtered and dressed for food
And if anybody that belonged to the band told the secrets, he must have his throat cut, and then have his
carcass burnt up and the ashes scattered all around, and his name blotted off of the list with blood and never mentioned again by the gang, bu
I read considerable to Jim about kings and dukes and earls and such, and how
gaudy they dressed, and how much style they put on, and called each other your majesty, and your grace, and your lordship, and so on, 'stead of mister; and Jim's eyes bugg
It was kind of solemn, drifting down the big, still river, laying on our backs looking up at the stars, and we didn't ever feel like talking loud, and it warn't often that we laughed--only a little kind of a low
I got an old tin lamp and an iron ring, and went out in the woods and rubbed and rubbed till I sweat like an Injun,
calculating to build a palace and sell it; but it warn't no use, none of the genies come.
He never could go after even a turnip-cart but he must have the swords and guns all
scoured up for it, though they was only lath and broomsticks, and you might scour at them till you rotted, and then they warn't worth a mouthful of ashes more than
One time Tom sent a boy to run about town with a blazing stick, which he called a slogan (which was the sign for the Gang to get together), and then he said he had got secret news by his spies that next day a whole parcel of Spanish merchants and rich A-r
Right in the middle of the wigwam we made a layer of dirt about five or six inches deep with a frame around it for to hold it to its place; this was to build a fire on in sloppy weather or
chilly; the wigwam would keep it from being seen.
enjoying or affording comforting warmth and shelter especially in a small space
When it was beginning to come on dark we poked our heads out of the cottonwood thicket, and looked up and down and across; nothing in sight; so Jim took up some of the top planks of the raft and built a
snug wigwam to get under in blazing weather a
Well, when Tom and me got to the edge of the hilltop we looked away down into the village and could see three or four lights twinkling, where there was sick folks, maybe; and the stars over us was
sparkling ever so fine; and down by the village was
It would get so dark that it looked all blue-black outside, and lovely; and the rain would thrash along by so thick that the trees off a little ways looked dim and spider-webby; and here would come a blast of wind that would bend the trees down and turn u
Well, when Tom and me got to the edge of the hilltop we looked away down into the village and could see three or four lights
twinkling, where there was sick folks, maybe; and the stars over us was sparkling ever so fine; and down by the village was
Here's a govment that calls itself a govment, and lets on to be a govment, and thinks it is a govment, and yet's got to set stock-still for six whole months before it can take a hold of a prowling, thieving,
infernal, white-shirted free nigger, and
enter or escape as through a hole or crack or fissure
But it warn't good judgment, because that was the boot that had a couple of his toes
leaking out of the front end of it; so now he raised a howl that fairly made a body's hair raise, and down he went in the dirt, and rolled there, and held his toes
The Widow Douglas she took me for her son, and allowed she would sivilize me; but it was rough living in the house all the time, considering how
dismal regular and decent the widow was in all her ways; and so when I couldn't stand it no longer I li