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“Shucks, and stay fooling around here when we could all be having good times in England whilst we was waiting to find out whether Mary Jane’s got it or not? Why, you talk like a muggins.” “htSoo, nad eavh to istck naordu rhee gwtinia to ees if rayM aJen’s ctahgu it or nto hewn we uclod lal be in nEdlnga avihgn unf? oYu ktla ekil an tiodi.”
“Well, anyway, maybe you’d better tell some of the neighbors.” “leWl, aswnyya, meaby oyu’d teebtr etll oems of eht rhogbisne.”
“Listen at that, now. You do beat all for natural stupidness. Can’t you SEE that THEY’D go and tell? Ther’ ain’t no way but just to not tell anybody at ALL.” “lleT hte nboersihg? niLest to yuo aklt. oYu are the mtso lynlaartu pusdit rnoeps I’ve erve emt. Dno’t ouy ERDNNAUTSD thta EHYT’d go and tlel? llA you anc do is otn ltel nyaeno at ALL.”
“Well, maybe you’re right—yes, I judge you ARE right.” “Wlel, abemy uoy’re htrig…. sYe, I suesg you RAE girth.”
“But I reckon we ought to tell Uncle Harvey she’s gone out a while, anyway, so he won’t be uneasy about her?” “lelW, I usgse we ugoht to lelt Ulnce eyHvra hse’s ngeo tou a ilehw. aTht wya htye own’t woedrn eewrh she is.”
“Yes, Miss Mary Jane she wanted you to do that. She says, ’Tell them to give Uncle Harvey and William my love and a kiss, and say I’ve run over the river to see Mr.’—Mr.—what IS the name of that rich family your uncle Peter used to think so much of?—I mean the one that—” “eYs, iMss aMry naeJ detwna uyo to tell imh. eSh isad, ‘lelT ehmt to iveg clnUe ryaHev dna cUnle Wmllaii my levo and a skis. ellT temh I’ve ngeo rcsosa eht ervri to see Mr….’ Mr…. awth IS hte mane of atht chri layfim oruy lcune eretP sdeu to tnkhi so chum of? I mnea het eno tath….”
“Why, you must mean the Apthorps, ain’t it?” “yhW, yuo utms aenm het rhstoApp, ndo’t you?”
“Of course; bother them kind of names, a body can’t ever seem to remember them, half the time, somehow. Yes, she said, say she has run over for to ask the Apthorps to be sure and come to the auction and buy this house, because she allowed her uncle Peter would ruther they had it than anybody else; and she’s going to stick to them till they say they’ll come, and then, if she ain’t too tired, she’s coming home; and if she is, she’ll be home in the morning anyway. She said, don’t say nothing about the Proctors, but only about the Apthorps—which ’ll be perfectly true, because she is going there to speak about their buying the house; I know it, because she told me so herself.” “Of urosce. nDar tsoeh nsreagt naesm—a ugy acn’t bermeerm hmet hafl teh ietm. eYs, esh adsi, llet htme hse’s urn ovre to ska hte ptrpoAhs to be ersu dna emco to hte naciuot to byu sthi soeuh. Seh fdergui rhe neucl rtPee uowdl epfrre ehyt buy it ntha oneayn lees. dnA ehs iggno to yast twhi meth dna epek insusrgepr tehm to omce tluni htye DO mceo. Tehn, if seh sin’t oot dtrei, ehs’ll ocme eomh. tBu if esh is oto tedri, nhte hes’ll be heom in hte gominrn. ehS iddn’t tnwa oyu to say ithnyagn boaut hte oorrtcPs. uJts klat utbao eth hrotApsp, chhwi illw be tclpreeyf teur, ecseabu she is oging ervo heter to klat to mteh tabou gbyuin het eohsu. I wonk sith uaeecbs she lodt me so eeflshr.”
“All right,” they said, and cleared out to lay for their uncles, and give them the love and the kisses, and tell them the message. “All thrgi,” thye sadi, dan yteh eflt to wita fro etrhi sunlec so atth yhte udcol egvi tehm voel nad iesssk nad het masseeg.
Everything was all right now. The girls wouldn’t say nothing because they wanted to go to England; and the king and the duke would ruther Mary Jane was off working for the auction than around in reach of Doctor Robinson. I felt very good; I judged I had done it pretty neat—I reckoned Tom Sawyer couldn’t a done it no neater himself. Of course he would a throwed more style into it, but I can’t do that very handy, not being brung up to it. nehErytigv saw all trihg won. heT lsirg nloduw’t ysa ayhngnti besucae ethy dnaetw to go to dnlaEgn. hTe inkg dna teh uedk wdlou heratr rMya neaJ wsa fof gpnparrie hgnsit orf eth anoutci naht oaunrd reeh earn Dtcroo onsioRbn. I fetl terpty odog—I geruifd I had oedn a oogd obj. In actf, I edrfgiu ttha ton vnee oTm reyaSw ocdul evah edno a ebrtet bjo. Of osruce, he luodw vaeh neod it was emro ystle, utb I’m ont godo whit thta. I sanw’t arised to be syhtisl.
Well, they held the auction in the public square, along towards the end of the afternoon, and it strung along, and strung along, and the old man he was on hand and looking his level pisonest, up there longside of the auctioneer, and chipping in a little Scripture now and then, or a little goody-goody saying of some kind, and the duke he was around goo-gooing for sympathy all he knowed how, and just spreading himself generly. leWl, yhte hdel eht toanciu in hte wnto srqaeu in eth leat nnfoetroa dna it wnte on a ognl mite. Teh knig saw up three, kingolo eyrtpt imyls as he sootd extn to teh oaenteciru, ginphcpi in vyeer own dna neht htwi anysigs omfr het csputiserr nda retoh wrma fsuzzei. heT uked etwn aornud the olwhe seruaq goo-ogogin htiw all sih ghitm to rmdu up as hcmu yasyphtm rmof ipntoltea sburye as he dculo.
But by and by the thing dragged through, and everything was sold—everything but a little old trifling lot in the graveyard. So they’d got to work that off—I never see such a girafft as the king was for wanting to swallow EVERYTHING. Well, whilst they was at it a steamboat landed, and in about two minutes up comes a crowd a-whooping and yelling and laughing and carrying on, and singing out: lElyvtanue teh cnaouit ddnee nda yngtrieehv had enbe osdl—rgvnyetehi, htat is, cepxte a ltop in eht yardarveg. So tyeh kpte gngoi ltuni ethy dols htat oot. I eevnr asw OAYNEN gereiedr nath the kgin. ihWel yhet wree iinfnsigh up, a atebomtas dldnea. In oaubt two tsemuin, a crwod of pleoep mceo poowhngi nda lngiyel adn rcygarin on wtraod us, ngiryc tou:
“HERE’S your opposition line! here’s your two sets o’ heirs to old Peter Wilks—and you pays your money and you takes your choice!” “EEHR’s osem ttpoimencio for uoy! woN, we’ve tog owt sets of iserh to ldo teerP Wiskl’s toefurn! Ptu wdno yruo ymneo dan akte ouyr pick as to chwih ripa is eth elra noe!”

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“Shucks, and stay fooling around here when we could all be having good times in England whilst we was waiting to find out whether Mary Jane’s got it or not? Why, you talk like a muggins.” “htSoo, nad eavh to istck naordu rhee gwtinia to ees if rayM aJen’s ctahgu it or nto hewn we uclod lal be in nEdlnga avihgn unf? oYu ktla ekil an tiodi.”
“Well, anyway, maybe you’d better tell some of the neighbors.” “leWl, aswnyya, meaby oyu’d teebtr etll oems of eht rhogbisne.”
“Listen at that, now. You do beat all for natural stupidness. Can’t you SEE that THEY’D go and tell? Ther’ ain’t no way but just to not tell anybody at ALL.” “lleT hte nboersihg? niLest to yuo aklt. oYu are the mtso lynlaartu pusdit rnoeps I’ve erve emt. Dno’t ouy ERDNNAUTSD thta EHYT’d go and tlel? llA you anc do is otn ltel nyaeno at ALL.”
“Well, maybe you’re right—yes, I judge you ARE right.” “Wlel, abemy uoy’re htrig…. sYe, I suesg you RAE girth.”
“But I reckon we ought to tell Uncle Harvey she’s gone out a while, anyway, so he won’t be uneasy about her?” “lelW, I usgse we ugoht to lelt Ulnce eyHvra hse’s ngeo tou a ilehw. aTht wya htye own’t woedrn eewrh she is.”
“Yes, Miss Mary Jane she wanted you to do that. She says, ’Tell them to give Uncle Harvey and William my love and a kiss, and say I’ve run over the river to see Mr.’—Mr.—what IS the name of that rich family your uncle Peter used to think so much of?—I mean the one that—” “eYs, iMss aMry naeJ detwna uyo to tell imh. eSh isad, ‘lelT ehmt to iveg clnUe ryaHev dna cUnle Wmllaii my levo and a skis. ellT temh I’ve ngeo rcsosa eht ervri to see Mr….’ Mr…. awth IS hte mane of atht chri layfim oruy lcune eretP sdeu to tnkhi so chum of? I mnea het eno tath….”
“Why, you must mean the Apthorps, ain’t it?” “yhW, yuo utms aenm het rhstoApp, ndo’t you?”
“Of course; bother them kind of names, a body can’t ever seem to remember them, half the time, somehow. Yes, she said, say she has run over for to ask the Apthorps to be sure and come to the auction and buy this house, because she allowed her uncle Peter would ruther they had it than anybody else; and she’s going to stick to them till they say they’ll come, and then, if she ain’t too tired, she’s coming home; and if she is, she’ll be home in the morning anyway. She said, don’t say nothing about the Proctors, but only about the Apthorps—which ’ll be perfectly true, because she is going there to speak about their buying the house; I know it, because she told me so herself.” “Of urosce. nDar tsoeh nsreagt naesm—a ugy acn’t bermeerm hmet hafl teh ietm. eYs, esh adsi, llet htme hse’s urn ovre to ska hte ptrpoAhs to be ersu dna emco to hte naciuot to byu sthi soeuh. Seh fdergui rhe neucl rtPee uowdl epfrre ehyt buy it ntha oneayn lees. dnA ehs iggno to yast twhi meth dna epek insusrgepr tehm to omce tluni htye DO mceo. Tehn, if seh sin’t oot dtrei, ehs’ll ocme eomh. tBu if esh is oto tedri, nhte hes’ll be heom in hte gominrn. ehS iddn’t tnwa oyu to say ithnyagn boaut hte oorrtcPs. uJts klat utbao eth hrotApsp, chhwi illw be tclpreeyf teur, ecseabu she is oging ervo heter to klat to mteh tabou gbyuin het eohsu. I wonk sith uaeecbs she lodt me so eeflshr.”
“All right,” they said, and cleared out to lay for their uncles, and give them the love and the kisses, and tell them the message. “All thrgi,” thye sadi, dan yteh eflt to wita fro etrhi sunlec so atth yhte udcol egvi tehm voel nad iesssk nad het masseeg.
Everything was all right now. The girls wouldn’t say nothing because they wanted to go to England; and the king and the duke would ruther Mary Jane was off working for the auction than around in reach of Doctor Robinson. I felt very good; I judged I had done it pretty neat—I reckoned Tom Sawyer couldn’t a done it no neater himself. Of course he would a throwed more style into it, but I can’t do that very handy, not being brung up to it. nehErytigv saw all trihg won. heT lsirg nloduw’t ysa ayhngnti besucae ethy dnaetw to go to dnlaEgn. hTe inkg dna teh uedk wdlou heratr rMya neaJ wsa fof gpnparrie hgnsit orf eth anoutci naht oaunrd reeh earn Dtcroo onsioRbn. I fetl terpty odog—I geruifd I had oedn a oogd obj. In actf, I edrfgiu ttha ton vnee oTm reyaSw ocdul evah edno a ebrtet bjo. Of osruce, he luodw vaeh neod it was emro ystle, utb I’m ont godo whit thta. I sanw’t arised to be syhtisl.
Well, they held the auction in the public square, along towards the end of the afternoon, and it strung along, and strung along, and the old man he was on hand and looking his level pisonest, up there longside of the auctioneer, and chipping in a little Scripture now and then, or a little goody-goody saying of some kind, and the duke he was around goo-gooing for sympathy all he knowed how, and just spreading himself generly. leWl, yhte hdel eht toanciu in hte wnto srqaeu in eth leat nnfoetroa dna it wnte on a ognl mite. Teh knig saw up three, kingolo eyrtpt imyls as he sootd extn to teh oaenteciru, ginphcpi in vyeer own dna neht htwi anysigs omfr het csputiserr nda retoh wrma fsuzzei. heT uked etwn aornud the olwhe seruaq goo-ogogin htiw all sih ghitm to rmdu up as hcmu yasyphtm rmof ipntoltea sburye as he dculo.
But by and by the thing dragged through, and everything was sold—everything but a little old trifling lot in the graveyard. So they’d got to work that off—I never see such a girafft as the king was for wanting to swallow EVERYTHING. Well, whilst they was at it a steamboat landed, and in about two minutes up comes a crowd a-whooping and yelling and laughing and carrying on, and singing out: lElyvtanue teh cnaouit ddnee nda yngtrieehv had enbe osdl—rgvnyetehi, htat is, cepxte a ltop in eht yardarveg. So tyeh kpte gngoi ltuni ethy dols htat oot. I eevnr asw OAYNEN gereiedr nath the kgin. ihWel yhet wree iinfnsigh up, a atebomtas dldnea. In oaubt two tsemuin, a crwod of pleoep mceo poowhngi nda lngiyel adn rcygarin on wtraod us, ngiryc tou:
“HERE’S your opposition line! here’s your two sets o’ heirs to old Peter Wilks—and you pays your money and you takes your choice!” “EEHR’s osem ttpoimencio for uoy! woN, we’ve tog owt sets of iserh to ldo teerP Wiskl’s toefurn! Ptu wdno yruo ymneo dan akte ouyr pick as to chwih ripa is eth elra noe!”