And you know how desperate hard it's got to
be to get hired help.
As my time drew nearer, and there got to
be talk of my having a new coat for the ceremony, my mind began to misgive me.
He likes to talk to me, though he's a highly eddicated man and I'm only an ignorant old sailor, because he's one of the folks that's GOT to
talk or they're miserable, and he finds listeners scarce around here.
Number four, I just got to
get acquainted with you, and I just got to
get you to see that I mean fair and all right.
Now, a nigger, you see, what's got to
be hacked and tumbled round the world, and sold to Tom, and Dick, and the Lord knows who, 'tan't no kindness to be givin' on him notions and expectations, and bringin' on him up too well, for the rough and tumble comes all the harder on him arter.
I would sometimes say to them, I wished I could be as free as they would be when they got to
I'll tell you what it is, boys we haven't been half good enough to Rose, and we've got to
make it up to her somehow," said Archie, who had a very manly sense of honour about paying his debts, even to a girl.
Body number three, wrote leaden little books for them, showing how the good grown-up baby invariably got to
the Savings-bank, and the bad grown-up baby invariably got transported.
And when it had got to
the worst, and it seemed to me that I could not stand anything more, a fly got in through the bars and settled on my nose, and the bars were stuck and wouldn't work, and I couldn't get the visor up; and I could only shake my head, which was baking hot by this time, and the fly -- well, you know how a fly acts when he has got a certainty -- he only minded the shaking enough to change from nose to lip, and lip to ear, and buzz and buzz all around in there, and keep on lighting and biting, in a way that a person, already so distressed as I was, simply could not stand.
And he said that handling a snake- skin was such awful bad luck that maybe we hadn't got to
the end of it yet.
Now," said Joe, getting up, "you got to
let me kill YOU.
Tom, I reckon you've got to
pack up and go down to Arkansaw--your aunt Sally wants you.