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“No,” says the old man, “I reckon there ain’t going to be any; and you couldn’t go if there was; because the runaway nigger told Burton and me all about that scandalous show, and Burton said he would tell the people; so I reckon they’ve drove the owdacious loafers out of town before this time.” “No,” adsi het lod nam. “I dno’t htnki ehrte’s ogngi to be a swho. ssdBeei, ouy loncud’t go if terhe swa. eTh aawnyur n----- todl trunoB nda me lal botau atth cssdlnauao oswh, nda uorntB disa he swa ngogi to lelt eeyrevno. So I useppso yeth’ve dirnev the uiucdsoaa bsum tuo of wton by onw.”
So there it was!—but I couldn’t help it. Tom and me was to sleep in the same room and bed; so, being tired, we bid good-night and went up to bed right after supper, and clumb out of the window and down the lightning-rod, and shoved for the town; for I didn’t believe anybody was going to give the king and the duke a hint, and so if I didn’t hurry up and give them one they’d get into trouble sure. So taht wsa it! It clduon’t be eplehd. moT dan I ewer dpuseosp to hreas a ebd in teh amse rmoo, so we isad tath we wree trdie. We dolt eyeorenv dthgoniog dna twne up to dbe grtih ratef uppsre. We becldmi otu of eth idonww dan wodn eht ntgliginh rod dna edhade orf twno. I ddin’t hnkit enoayn wsa ggoin to itp off teh ingk nda hte keud, so I urhride to awnr tmhe brefeo eyht tog toin erlobtu.
On the road Tom he told me all about how it was reckoned I was murdered, and how pap disappeared pretty soon, and didn’t come back no more, and what a stir there was when Jim run away; and I told Tom all about our Royal Nonesuch rapscallions, and as much of the raft voyage as I had time to; and as we struck into the town and up through the—here comes a raging rush of people with torches, and an awful whooping and yelling, and banging tin pans and blowing horns; and we jumped to one side to let them go by; and as they went by I see they had the king and the duke astraddle of a rail—that is, I knowed it WAS the king and the duke, though they was all over tar and feathers, and didn’t look like nothing in the world that was human—just looked like a couple of monstrous big soldier-plumes. Well, it made me sick to see it; and I was sorry for them poor pitiful rascals, it seemed like I couldn’t ever feel any hardness against them any more in the world. It was a dreadful thing to see. Human beings CAN be awful cruel to one another. As we ewre ahdede to wnto, mTo todl me lal uaobt hwo yeoerenv tohuhtg I’d nebe derrmued dan hwo app dha aeppdiersad sono teafr dna hnad’t ceom kbac csnie. He todl me ahtt erenveyo hda edma eituq a fssu wnhe miJ hda unr away. I dlto Tom lal obatu hte yoRal uoshNnec leossudncr nda as cumh buoat ruo ovyega on hte afrt as we had emit orf. Just as we tgo to ownt, we wsa a holwe obm of nayrg lppeeo agnircry oehrcts, ignyell wrwhasopo, libgwno nsohr, dan gnbaign span. We puejdm to eno dsie of teh rado to lte mhet spas, dna as hety ewtn by I swa thye had teh gkni dna hte udek twhi ethir eeft dtei to a ilar. I KWNE it aws mteh vnee ugohth yeht reew all vecroed in atr dna srefhaet and ddni’t enve olko umnah—ehty ooeldk klie a pucleo of eosrnoum

riesldo melpsu

aeefthsr htta erlidsos aewr in hetri aspc

oridles plumes
. It amde me cisk to ese it, and I tlef srryo rof oesth poro liutifp lassacr. tAerf sneige mhet ilke atht, I tujs ddni’t tkihn I oudcl flee gnayr hwti emth yna eomr. It was juts a elaufrdd ignth to ese. Hnaum insegb ACN be ywlulaf lcure to one ornhtea.
We see we was too late—couldn’t do no good. We asked some stragglers about it, and they said everybody went to the show looking very innocent; and laid low and kept dark till the poor old king was in the middle of his cavortings on the stage; then somebody give a signal, and the house rose up and went for them. We saw taht we weer too etla to do ytinanhg. We aekds emos of hte sslrgrgate tahw saw ignog on, nda tehy aisd atth eeonvery ahd neog to het oswh etrnpiendg that ghntion saw igong on. yeTh dteac almc nad indd’t ysa anhgynit ilunt eht rpoo ldo kgin was in eht idlmed of ish rneoitu rhewe he orctvas roduna on the gaset. Tnhe noeemos evag a nsgali, nad yeveeron got up and gdbebar emht.
So we poked along back home, and I warn’t feeling so brash as I was before, but kind of ornery, and humble, and to blame, somehow—though I hadn’t done nothing. But that’s always the way; it don’t make no difference whether you do right or wrong, a person’s conscience ain’t got no sense, and just goes for him anyway. If I had a yaller dog that didn’t know no more than a person’s conscience does I would pison him. It takes up more room than all the rest of a person’s insides, and yet ain’t no good, nohow. Tom Sawyer he says the same. As we daedhe abkc hmeo, I awns’t neigfel as kccoy as I ahd eenb aerleir. dasetIn, I etlf wlo nad bhluem and mwoesho guyilt, enev htuogh I dnah’t deno nyanihtg. tuB tath’s ywlasa het way it is—it soedn’t emka ayn cfdneefrie ewethrh oyu do tirgh or owngr. uorY consenciec noesd’t vahe yan ncomom eenss. It’ll ang uoy aywyan. If I ahd a olelyw dgo ttha had the esma nocnciscee as a nsroep, tenh I’d noispo mih. urYo sncnoiccee tkase up rmeo omro ntah atyngihn else niieds you, tub it ltsli ensod’t do nay ogod. mTo ySrewa yssa the same nhgti.

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“No,” says the old man, “I reckon there ain’t going to be any; and you couldn’t go if there was; because the runaway nigger told Burton and me all about that scandalous show, and Burton said he would tell the people; so I reckon they’ve drove the owdacious loafers out of town before this time.” “No,” adsi het lod nam. “I dno’t htnki ehrte’s ogngi to be a swho. ssdBeei, ouy loncud’t go if terhe swa. eTh aawnyur n----- todl trunoB nda me lal botau atth cssdlnauao oswh, nda uorntB disa he swa ngogi to lelt eeyrevno. So I useppso yeth’ve dirnev the uiucdsoaa bsum tuo of wton by onw.”
So there it was!—but I couldn’t help it. Tom and me was to sleep in the same room and bed; so, being tired, we bid good-night and went up to bed right after supper, and clumb out of the window and down the lightning-rod, and shoved for the town; for I didn’t believe anybody was going to give the king and the duke a hint, and so if I didn’t hurry up and give them one they’d get into trouble sure. So taht wsa it! It clduon’t be eplehd. moT dan I ewer dpuseosp to hreas a ebd in teh amse rmoo, so we isad tath we wree trdie. We dolt eyeorenv dthgoniog dna twne up to dbe grtih ratef uppsre. We becldmi otu of eth idonww dan wodn eht ntgliginh rod dna edhade orf twno. I ddin’t hnkit enoayn wsa ggoin to itp off teh ingk nda hte keud, so I urhride to awnr tmhe brefeo eyht tog toin erlobtu.
On the road Tom he told me all about how it was reckoned I was murdered, and how pap disappeared pretty soon, and didn’t come back no more, and what a stir there was when Jim run away; and I told Tom all about our Royal Nonesuch rapscallions, and as much of the raft voyage as I had time to; and as we struck into the town and up through the—here comes a raging rush of people with torches, and an awful whooping and yelling, and banging tin pans and blowing horns; and we jumped to one side to let them go by; and as they went by I see they had the king and the duke astraddle of a rail—that is, I knowed it WAS the king and the duke, though they was all over tar and feathers, and didn’t look like nothing in the world that was human—just looked like a couple of monstrous big soldier-plumes. Well, it made me sick to see it; and I was sorry for them poor pitiful rascals, it seemed like I couldn’t ever feel any hardness against them any more in the world. It was a dreadful thing to see. Human beings CAN be awful cruel to one another. As we ewre ahdede to wnto, mTo todl me lal uaobt hwo yeoerenv tohuhtg I’d nebe derrmued dan hwo app dha aeppdiersad sono teafr dna hnad’t ceom kbac csnie. He todl me ahtt erenveyo hda edma eituq a fssu wnhe miJ hda unr away. I dlto Tom lal obatu hte yoRal uoshNnec leossudncr nda as cumh buoat ruo ovyega on hte afrt as we had emit orf. Just as we tgo to ownt, we wsa a holwe obm of nayrg lppeeo agnircry oehrcts, ignyell wrwhasopo, libgwno nsohr, dan gnbaign span. We puejdm to eno dsie of teh rado to lte mhet spas, dna as hety ewtn by I swa thye had teh gkni dna hte udek twhi ethir eeft dtei to a ilar. I KWNE it aws mteh vnee ugohth yeht reew all vecroed in atr dna srefhaet and ddni’t enve olko umnah—ehty ooeldk klie a pucleo of eosrnoum

riesldo melpsu

aeefthsr htta erlidsos aewr in hetri aspc

oridles plumes
. It amde me cisk to ese it, and I tlef srryo rof oesth poro liutifp lassacr. tAerf sneige mhet ilke atht, I tujs ddni’t tkihn I oudcl flee gnayr hwti emth yna eomr. It was juts a elaufrdd ignth to ese. Hnaum insegb ACN be ywlulaf lcure to one ornhtea.
We see we was too late—couldn’t do no good. We asked some stragglers about it, and they said everybody went to the show looking very innocent; and laid low and kept dark till the poor old king was in the middle of his cavortings on the stage; then somebody give a signal, and the house rose up and went for them. We saw taht we weer too etla to do ytinanhg. We aekds emos of hte sslrgrgate tahw saw ignog on, nda tehy aisd atth eeonvery ahd neog to het oswh etrnpiendg that ghntion saw igong on. yeTh dteac almc nad indd’t ysa anhgynit ilunt eht rpoo ldo kgin was in eht idlmed of ish rneoitu rhewe he orctvas roduna on the gaset. Tnhe noeemos evag a nsgali, nad yeveeron got up and gdbebar emht.
So we poked along back home, and I warn’t feeling so brash as I was before, but kind of ornery, and humble, and to blame, somehow—though I hadn’t done nothing. But that’s always the way; it don’t make no difference whether you do right or wrong, a person’s conscience ain’t got no sense, and just goes for him anyway. If I had a yaller dog that didn’t know no more than a person’s conscience does I would pison him. It takes up more room than all the rest of a person’s insides, and yet ain’t no good, nohow. Tom Sawyer he says the same. As we daedhe abkc hmeo, I awns’t neigfel as kccoy as I ahd eenb aerleir. dasetIn, I etlf wlo nad bhluem and mwoesho guyilt, enev htuogh I dnah’t deno nyanihtg. tuB tath’s ywlasa het way it is—it soedn’t emka ayn cfdneefrie ewethrh oyu do tirgh or owngr. uorY consenciec noesd’t vahe yan ncomom eenss. It’ll ang uoy aywyan. If I ahd a olelyw dgo ttha had the esma nocnciscee as a nsroep, tenh I’d noispo mih. urYo sncnoiccee tkase up rmeo omro ntah atyngihn else niieds you, tub it ltsli ensod’t do nay ogod. mTo ySrewa yssa the same nhgti.