CHAPTER XXXIV

H UCK said: "Tom, we can slope, if we can find a rope. The window ain't high from the ground."

"Shucks, what do you want to slope for?"

"Well, I ain't used to that kind of a crowd. I can't stand it. I ain't going down there, Tom."

"Oh, bother! It ain't anything. I don't mind it a bit. I'll take care of you."

Sid appeared.

"Tom," said he, "auntie has been waiting for you all the afternoon. Mary got your Sunday clothes ready, and everybody's been fretting about you. Say--ain't this grease and clay, on your clothes?"

"Now, Mr. Siddy, you jist 'tend to your own business. What's all this blow-out about, anyway?"

"It's one of the widow's parties that she's always having. This time it's for the Welshman and his sons, on account of that scrape they helped her out of the other night. And say--I can tell you something, if you want to know."

"Well, what?"

'Why, old Mr. Jones is going to try to spring something on the people here to-night, but I overheard him tell auntie to-day about it, as a secret,

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  • Title Page v
  • Contents ix
  • Preface xi
  • Chapter I 1
  • Chapter II 12
  • Chapter III 20
  • Chapter IV 29
  • Chapter V 43
  • Chapter VI 50
  • Chapter VII 65
  • Chapter VIII 73
  • Chapter IX 80
  • Chapter X 89
  • Chapter XI 98
  • Chapter XII 104
  • Chapter XIII 111
  • Chapter XIV 121
  • Chapter XV 129
  • Chapter XVI 136
  • Chapter XVII 149
  • Chapter XVIII 154
  • Chapter XIX 166
  • Chapter XX 170
  • Chapter XXI 177
  • Chapter XXII 185
  • Chapter XXIII 189
  • Chapter XXIV 198
  • Chapter XXV 200
  • Chapter XXVI 209
  • Chapter XXVII 220
  • Chapter XXVIII 224
  • Chapter XXIX 229
  • Chapter XXX 239
  • Chapter XXXI 251
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  • Chapter XXXIII 267
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  • Chapter XXXV 285
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