1 So I judged they had our gang in a pretty tight place right at the outstart.
2 The skiff was half full of plunder which that gang had stole there on the wreck.
3 I felt a little bit heavy-hearted about the gang, but not much, for I reckoned if they could stand it I could.
4 He said, some of it, but the rest was out of pirate-books and robber-books, and every gang that was high-toned had it.
5 I am one of the gang, but have got religgion and wish to quit it and lead an honest life again, and will betray the helish design.
6 But take it all around, I was feeling ruther comfortable on accounts of taking all this trouble for that gang, for not many would a done it.
7 Sometimes I heard guns away off in the woods; and twice I seen little gangs of men gallop past the log store with guns; so I reckoned the trouble was still a-going on.
8 There is a desprate gang of cutthroats from over in the Indian Territory going to steal your runaway nigger to-night, and they have been trying to scare you so as you will stay in the house and not bother them.
9 BY and by, when we got up, we turned over the truck the gang had stole off of the wreck, and found boots, and blankets, and clothes, and all sorts of other things, and a lot of books, and a spyglass, and three boxes of seegars.
10 Quick, Jim, it ain't no time for fooling around and moaning; there's a gang of murderers in yonder, and if we don't hunt up their boat and set her drifting down the river so these fellows can't get away from the wreck there's one of 'em going to be in a bad fix.'
11 And if anybody that belonged to the band told the secrets, he must have his throat cut, and then have his carcass burnt up and the ashes scattered all around, and his name blotted off of the list with blood and never mentioned again by the gang, but have a curse put on it and be forgot forever.
12 I can't ever get it out of my memory, the sight of them poor miserable girls and niggers hanging around each other's necks and crying; and I reckon I couldn't a stood it all, but would a had to bust out and tell on our gang if I hadn't knowed the sale warn't no account and the niggers would be back home in a week or two.