1 Nobody else would come a-hunting after me.
2 It was after sun-up, and I had been sound asleep.
3 The same if you shook the table-cloth after sundown.
4 It was funny they hadn't come in, after standing around so.
5 So they shook it, one after the other, all around, and cried.
6 THE sun was up so high when I waked that I judged it was after eight o'clock.
7 If they'd a had some bullets in, I reckon they'd a got the corpse they was after.
8 So, says I, I'll keep a lookout, and if any of them's floating around after me I'll give them a show.
9 Well, after dinner Friday we was laying around in the grass at the upper end of the ridge, and got out of tobacco.
10 I could hear the booming now and then, further and further off, and by and by, after an hour, I didn't hear it no more.
11 I started out, after breakfast, feeling worried and shaky, and wondering where it was going to fall on me, and what it was going to be.
12 About this time I mighty near stepped on a good-sized snake, and it went sliding off through the grass and flowers, and I after it, trying to get a shot at it.
13 So I took the gun and went up a piece into the woods, and was hunting around for some birds when I see a wild pig; hogs soon went wild in them bottoms after they had got away from the prairie farms.
14 And next time Jim told it he said they rode him down to New Orleans; and, after that, every time he told it he spread it more and more, till by and by he said they rode him all over the world, and tired him most to death, and his back was all over saddle-boils.
15 He never could go after even a turnip-cart but he must have the swords and guns all scoured up for it, though they was only lath and broomsticks, and you might scour at them till you rotted, and then they warn't worth a mouthful of ashes more than what they was before.
16 And after supper he talked to him about temperance and such things till the old man cried, and said he'd been a fool, and fooled away his life; but now he was a-going to turn over a new leaf and be a man nobody wouldn't be ashamed of, and he hoped the judge would help him and not look down on him.
17 While we laid off after breakfast to sleep up, both of us being about wore out, I got to thinking that if I could fix up some way to keep pap and the widow from trying to follow me, it would be a certainer thing than trusting to luck to get far enough off before they missed me; you see, all kinds of things might happen.
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