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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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We laid low and kept still, and never shoved out till nearly ten o’clock; then we slid by, pretty wide away from the town, and didn’t hoist our lantern till we was clear out of sight of it. We laid low and kept quiet, and didn’t shove off until nearly ten o’clock. Then we slide out away from the town, and didn’t hang our lantern out until we were out of sight.
When Jim called me to take the watch at four in the morning, he says: When Jim called me to take the watch at four in the morning he said:
“Huck, does you reck’n we gwyne to run acrost any mo’ kings on dis trip?” “Huck, do you suppose we’re going to run across any more kings on this trip?”
“No,” I says, “I reckon not.” “No,” I said. “I don’t think so.”
“Well,” says he, “dat’s all right, den. I doan’ mine one er two kings, but dat’s enough. Dis one’s powerful drunk, en de duke ain’ much better.” “Well,” he said. “That’s fine with me. I don’t mind one or two kings, but that’s enough. This one’s pretty drunk, and the duke isn’t much better.”
I found Jim had been trying to get him to talk French, so he could hear what it was like; but he said he had been in this country so long, and had so much trouble, he’d forgot it. I found out that Jim had been trying to get the king to speak in French so that he could hear what it sounded like. But the king had said he’d been in this country so long and he’d had so much trouble in his life that he’d forgotten it.

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