1.1 "Two or three days and
nights went by; I reckon I
might say they swum by,
they slid along so quiet
and smooth and lovely"
2.1 "So we went a-quaking
and shaking down the
stabboard side, and slow
work it was, too -- seemed
a week before we got to
the stern. No sign of a
boat" (Twain 70).
3.1 ". . .and then a
perfect ripper of a
gust would follow
along and set the
tossing their arms
as if they was just
wild; and next,
when it was just
about the bluest
and blackest --
4.1 "Everybody loved to have him around, too; he was sunshine
most always. . . When he turned into a cloud-bank it was
awful dark for half a minute. . ." (Twain 105).
5.1 "You wants to keep
'way fum de water as
much you kin, en
don't run no resk,
'kase it's down in de
bills dat you's gwyne
to git hung" (Twain
6.1 "Directly it begun to
rain, and it rained
like all fury, too, and I
never see the wind
blow so" (Twain 48).
7.1 "Then she told me
all about the bad
place, and I said I
wished I was there.
She got mad then,
but I didn't mean no
harm" (Twain 2).
8.1 "After supper she got out her book
and learned me about Moses and
the Bulrushers, and I was in a sweat
to find out all about him; but by and
by she let it out that Moses had been
dead a considerable long time; so
then I didn't care no more about
him, because I don't take no stock in
dead people" (Twain 2).
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9.1 Then she told me all about the bad
place, and I said I wished I was there.
. . I couldn't see no advantage in
going where she was going, so I
made up my mind I wouldn't try for
it. But I never said so, because it
would only make trouble, and
wouldn't do no good" (Twain 2-3).
10.1 "Sometimes the widow would take me one side
and talk about Providence in a way to make a
body's mouth water; but maybe next day Miss
Watson would take hold and knock it all down
again" (Twain 11).
11.1 I went up and set down on a log at the head of the island, and looked out on the big river and the
black driftwood and away over to the town, three mile away, where there was three or four lights
twinkling. A monstrous big lumber-raft was about a mile up stream, coming along down, with a
lantern in the middle of it. I watched it come creeping down, and when it was most abreast of where
I stood I heard a man say, "Stern oars, there! heave her head to stab-board!" I heard that just as plain
as if the man was by my side" (Twain 36).
12.1 ". . .and now you'd hear
the thunder let go with an
awful crash, and then go
tumbling, down the sky
towards the under side of
the world. . ." (Twain 49).