We was all glad as we could be, but Tom was the gladdest of all because he had a bullet in the calf of his leg.

[T]he old doctor comes and takes a look, and says: ‘Don’t be no rougher on [Jim] than you’re obleeged to . . .'

But I reckon I got to light out for the Territory ahead of the rest, because Aunt Sally she’s going to adopt me and sivilize me, and I can’t stand it. I been there before.