Rab: Wuh ail you, Israel, how come you tored up so bad?
Israel: I got tored up in dat cane-brake.
Voice: Wuh make you go through cane-brake?
Israel: I been back on de bee-tree track, down by the big sand-bar, 'en I see all kinds of thing walking around on sand- bar, an' dey ain't look natural, 'en I took de shortest course an' I ain't luh no cane-brake an' brier patch an' gut stan' in my way, 'en I got tored up.
Voice: What kind of thing you see, Israel?
Israel: God knows, I ain't know. Wuh I see frighten me.
Kike: Dat sand-bar always been a frightenin' place. I been talkin' to ole man Robbin way back in slavery-time, 'en he tell me 'bout one night he been los' on de bee-tree track, an' when he find heself he been in de bushes on the aige of de big sand- bar, an' he set down on a log to res' heself, an' de moon been shinin' bright, an' while he settin' dere he look out on de sand- bar an' he seen a drove of owl walk out dere like a set of men, one big owl been wid dem. When dey got out a piece in de sand-bar dey all stan' up dere together, an' ain't move, an' atter while he seen a fox, seen a coon, seen a possum, an' seen a rabbit, all of 'em comin' dere an' get together nigh unto dem owl, 'en crow, jay-bird, snake, crawl out de water, all kinds of varmints been gathered around, an' while he settin' dere he say he see two woodpeckers come in wid a turkey buzzard an' dey march up dere in front of dem owl an' he set der an' watch 'em, an' dem owl helt a cote, just like people, an' dey 'scused de buzzard of eatin' Bur Rabbit brother. Bur Buzzard been a undertaker an' went to de settin' up dat night all night long, an' he look like he guine shed tear an' stan' roun' dere an' look mournful, an' bow he ball head, like Bur Rabbit brother ain't been nobody brother but he own, he look like he fret so. Next mornin' all de animals lef' to go to dey work an' lef' Bur Buzzard to bury Bur Rabbit brother, an' when dey come back dey fine out Bur Buzzard ain't bury him, but eat him. An' dey had a jay-bird 'scusin' Bur Buzzard, an' dey had varmint, an' had