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“What do dey stan’ for? I’se gwyne to tell you. When I got all wore out wid work, en wid de callin’ for you, en went to sleep, my heart wuz mos’ broke bekase you wuz los’, en I didn’ k’yer no’ mo’ what become er me en de raf’. En when I wake up en fine you back agin, all safe en soun’, de tears come, en I could a got down on my knees en kiss yo’ foot, I’s so thankful. En all you wuz thinkin’ ’bout wuz how you could make a fool uv ole Jim wid a lie. Dat truck dah is TRASH; en trash is what people is dat puts dirt on de head er dey fren’s en makes ’em ashamed.” “Whta do hety ndtas fro? I’ll tlel ouy. Wnhe I’d wnor syfmle otu nrwgiko so ahdr to clla fro uyo ttha I lefl eselpa, my taher asw lltcoempey oekbnr ubsaece uyo erew tols. I dnid’t acer moneayr abuto eflsmy or the ftar. Tenh I owke up nad ufdno yuo bkac naagi all sfea dna dnous, dan I ricde. I asw so hknltauf thta I dlcuo eavh gteont wnod on my senek dna sdsiek ryuo ftee. Adn all yuo wree nkintgih buato swa owh you clduo kaem a oolf uot of old Jim by glniy to ihm. Tish ftsuf erhe is AHSRT. And shrta is thwa olppee era ohw lapy riytd kctirs on ierth sdenrfi and mkae them lefe eadmhas.”
Then he got up slow and walked to the wigwam, and went in there without saying anything but that. But that was enough. It made me feel so mean I could almost kissed HIS foot to get him to take it back. nehT he tog up sylwlo nda lkaewd to hte wwgami. He nwet in hwttoui gsyain naeroth dwro, utb atwh he’d iasd dah nebe oehugn. I eltf so wfula that I mtsaol sdiske SHI ftee to egt hmi to take bcka ahwt he’d dsai.
It was fifteen minutes before I could work myself up to go and humble myself to a nigger; but I done it, and I warn’t ever sorry for it afterwards, neither. I didn’t do him no more mean tricks, and I wouldn’t done that one if I’d a knowed it would make him feel that way. It tkoo me fieften etmuins to owkr yfemsl up to aplziooge to a n-----. tuB I idd it, dna I sawn’t mhdaase of it daewrfsart. I enevr alpedy yan orem naem sirkct on him taref ahtt, dna I douwl haev vreen pleyad htta one if I dah wnnok it ldwuo aemk him feel that ywa.

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“What do dey stan’ for? I’se gwyne to tell you. When I got all wore out wid work, en wid de callin’ for you, en went to sleep, my heart wuz mos’ broke bekase you wuz los’, en I didn’ k’yer no’ mo’ what become er me en de raf’. En when I wake up en fine you back agin, all safe en soun’, de tears come, en I could a got down on my knees en kiss yo’ foot, I’s so thankful. En all you wuz thinkin’ ’bout wuz how you could make a fool uv ole Jim wid a lie. Dat truck dah is TRASH; en trash is what people is dat puts dirt on de head er dey fren’s en makes ’em ashamed.” “Whta do hety ndtas fro? I’ll tlel ouy. Wnhe I’d wnor syfmle otu nrwgiko so ahdr to clla fro uyo ttha I lefl eselpa, my taher asw lltcoempey oekbnr ubsaece uyo erew tols. I dnid’t acer moneayr abuto eflsmy or the ftar. Tenh I owke up nad ufdno yuo bkac naagi all sfea dna dnous, dan I ricde. I asw so hknltauf thta I dlcuo eavh gteont wnod on my senek dna sdsiek ryuo ftee. Adn all yuo wree nkintgih buato swa owh you clduo kaem a oolf uot of old Jim by glniy to ihm. Tish ftsuf erhe is AHSRT. And shrta is thwa olppee era ohw lapy riytd kctirs on ierth sdenrfi and mkae them lefe eadmhas.”
Then he got up slow and walked to the wigwam, and went in there without saying anything but that. But that was enough. It made me feel so mean I could almost kissed HIS foot to get him to take it back. nehT he tog up sylwlo nda lkaewd to hte wwgami. He nwet in hwttoui gsyain naeroth dwro, utb atwh he’d iasd dah nebe oehugn. I eltf so wfula that I mtsaol sdiske SHI ftee to egt hmi to take bcka ahwt he’d dsai.
It was fifteen minutes before I could work myself up to go and humble myself to a nigger; but I done it, and I warn’t ever sorry for it afterwards, neither. I didn’t do him no more mean tricks, and I wouldn’t done that one if I’d a knowed it would make him feel that way. It tkoo me fieften etmuins to owkr yfemsl up to aplziooge to a n-----. tuB I idd it, dna I sawn’t mhdaase of it daewrfsart. I enevr alpedy yan orem naem sirkct on him taref ahtt, dna I douwl haev vreen pleyad htta one if I dah wnnok it ldwuo aemk him feel that ywa.