1 The duke shed his coat and said he was all right now.
2 The duke said what he was after was a printing-office.
3 He had suspicions of his father, the Duke of Wellington.
4 The duke done it, and Jim and me was pretty glad to see it.
5 So we set in, like we done before with the duke, and tried to comfort him.
6 Now," says the duke, "after to-night we can run in the daytime if we want to.
7 Well, the duke allowed he would take my bed; but the king allowed he wouldn't.
8 "You shall, then, before you're three days older, Fallen Grandeur," says the duke.
9 So the duke and the king went to overhauling our wigwam, to see what the beds was like.
10 The duke went down into his carpet-bag, and fetched up a lot of little printed bills and read them out loud.
11 The duke was thinking he'd been doing pretty well till the king come to show up, but after that he didn't think so so much.
12 The king got out an old ratty deck of cards after breakfast, and him and the duke played seven-up a while, five cents a game.
13 So the duke he told him all about who Romeo was and who Juliet was, and said he was used to being Romeo, so the king could be Juliet.
14 My great-grandfather, eldest son of the Duke of Bridgewater, fled to this country about the end of the last century, to breathe the pure air of freedom; married here, and died, leaving a son, his own father dying about the same time.
15 There was a little one-horse town about three mile down the bend, and after dinner the duke said he had ciphered out his idea about how to run in daylight without it being dangersome for Jim; so he allowed he would go down to the town and fix that thing.
16 The king was satisfied; so the duke got out his book and read the parts over in the most splendid spread-eagle way, prancing around and acting at the same time, to show how it had got to be done; then he give the book to the king and told him to get his part by heart.
17 When we was three-quarters of a mile below we hoisted up our signal lantern; and about ten o'clock it come on to rain and blow and thunder and lighten like everything; so the king told us to both stay on watch till the weather got better; then him and the duke crawled into the wigwam and turned in for the night.
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