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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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Now I was feeling pretty comfortable all down one side, and pretty uncomfortable all up the other. Being Tom Sawyer was easy and comfortable, and it stayed easy and comfortable till by and by I hear a steamboat coughing along down the river. Then I says to myself, s’pose Tom Sawyer comes down on that boat? And s’pose he steps in here any minute, and sings out my name before I can throw him a wink to keep quiet? Now I was feeling pretty good about the situation. Being Tom Sawyer was pretty easy, and it stayed nice and easy until later on when I heard a steamboat coming down the river. Then I asked myself what would happen if Tom Sawyer was on that ship? What if he walked in here all of a sudden and called out my name before I could signal him to keep quiet?
Well, I couldn’t HAVE it that way; it wouldn’t do at all. I must go up the road and waylay him. So I told the folks I reckoned I would go up to the town and fetch down my baggage. The old gentleman was for going along with me, but I said no, I could drive the horse myself, and I druther he wouldn’t take no trouble about me. Well, I couldn’t let THAT happen—it wouldn’t do at all. I had to go up the road and intercept him. So I told the folks that I would go up to the town to get my baggage. The old gentleman was all for going with me, but I said no, I could drive the horse myself and preferred he not make so much fuss over me.

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