acquaintance amusement an't astonishment aunt Betty Baldwin ball battalion beautiful Bill Bill Smith Billy BILLY PORTER Blossom Bob's boys Bullet Campbellton captain child commenced Crouch daddy dance dollars door Evelina exclaimed feelings fight fire Flirt Flora fore gander gentlemen George George Baldwin George rose George's Georgia give half hand Harrisburg head heard horse hoss hounds hour Jim Johnson jist knew ladies logs Longworth looked Lyman Hall M'Dermot married mighty miles Miss Rino Miss Smith Mournin Ned's Neddy never Noozle oystar paregoric Pete Jones Polly pretty puff Ransy returned rifle rose round Savannah scene seat seemed servant shoot shot side Sleeping Beauty smile Smooth-tooth soon squire stopped stranger tell thing thought tion Toby took turned uncle Hardy whip whole wife winking young Zounds
Seite 8 - The fight's made up, and let's go at it. my soul if I don't jump down his throat, and gallop every chitterling out of him before you can say 'quit'!
Seite 23 - ... as if fleeing from danger; and, suddenly checking his horse, returned first in a pace, then in a trot, and then in a canter. While he was performing these various evolutions, he cursed, swore, whooped, screamed, and tossed himself in every attitude which man could assume on horseback. In short, he cavorted most magnanimously (a term which, in our tongue, expresses all that I have described, and a little more), and seemed to be setting all creation at defiance. As I like to see all that is passing,...
Seite 54 - Ransy's youth, had conspired with clay and blackberries to throw him quite out of the order of nature. His shoulders were fleshless and elevated; his head large and flat; his neck slim and translucent; and his arms, hands, fingers, and feet were lengthened out of all proportion to the rest of his frame. His joints were large and his limbs small; and as for flesh, he could not, with propriety, be said to have any. Those parts which nature usually supplies with the most of this article — the calves...
Seite 23 - ... tossed himself in every attitude which man could assume on horseback. In short, he cavorted most magnanimously (a term which, in our tongue, expresses all that I have described, and a little more), and seemed to be setting all creation at defiance. As I like to see all that is passing, I determined to take a position a little nearer to him, and to ascertain, if possible, what it was that affected him so sensibly. Accordingly, I approached a crowd before which he had stopped for a moment, and...
Seite 24 - Oh, look at him!" said the Blossom, alighting and hitting him a cut; "look at him! He's the best piece of hossflesh in the thirteen united univarsal worlds. There's no sort o' mistake in little Bullet. He can pick up miles on his feet, and fling 'em behind him as fast as the next man's hoss, I don't care where he comes from. And he can keep at it as long as the sun can shine without resting.
Seite 8 - I saw the combatants come to the ground, and, after a short struggle, I saw; the uppermost one (for I could not see the other) make a heavy plunge with both his thumbs, and at the same instant I heard a cry in the accent of keenest torture, "Enough! My eye's out !" I was so completely horrorstruck, that I stood transfixed for a moment to the spot where the cry met me.
Seite 7 - Corner" of Lincoln. I believe it took its name from the moral darkness which reigned over that portion of the county at the time of which I am speaking. If in this point of view, it was but a shade darker than the county, it was inconceivably dark.
Seite 27 - em together for a hundred and fifty mile; and if Kit an't twenty mile ahead of him at the coming out, any man may take Kit for nothing. But he's a monstrous mean horse, gentlemen; any man may see that. He's the scariest horse, too, you ever saw. He won't do to hunt on, no how.
Seite 63 - here I am." "Sammy," said the squire, winking to the company and drawing the head of his cane to his mouth with an arch smile as he closed, "I — wish — you — to tell — Cousin — Bobby — and — these — gentlemen here present — what — your — Uncle — Tommy — said — before — the — fight — began ? " "Oh, get away, Uncle Tom," said Sam, smiling (the squire winked), "you don't know nothing about fighting.