Mark Twain's sketches (Google eBook)

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Page 19 - ... filled him pretty near up to his chin and set him on the floor. Smiley he went to the swamp and slopped around in the mud for a long time, and finally he ketched a frog, and fetched him in, and give him to this feller, and says : ' Now, if you're ready, set him alongside of Dan'l, with his forepaws even with Dan'l's, and I'll give the word.
Page 18 - It might be a parrot, or it might be a canary, maybe, but it ain't it's only just a frog.
Page 15 - If there was a horse-race, you'd find him flush, or you'd find him busted at the end of it; if there was a dog-fight, he'd bet on it; if there was a cat-fight, he'd bet on it; if there was a chicken-fight, he'd bet on it; why, if there was two birds setting on a fence, he would bet you which one would fly first...
Page 14 - W. Smiley a young minister of the Gospel, who he had heard was at one time a resident of Angel's Camp. I added that, if Mr. Wheeler could tell me anything about this Rev. Leonidas W. Smiley, I would feel under many obligations to him.
Page 17 - ... grip and hang on till they throwed up the sponge, if it was a year. Smiley always come out winner on that pup, till he harnessed a dog once that didn't have no hind legs, because they'd been sawed off by a circular saw, and...
Page 20 - Smiley he went to the swamp and slopped around in the mud for a long time, and finally he ketched a frog and fetched him in and give him to this feller, and says: " Now, if you're ready, set him alongside of Dan'l, with his fore-paws just even with Dan'l's, and I'll give the word.
Page 19 - The feller took the money and started away; and when he was going out...
Page 19 - And the feller took it and looked at it careful, and turned it round this way and that, and says, 'H'm so 'tis. Well, what's he good for?" 'Well,' Smiley says, easy and careless, 'he's good enough for one thing, I should judge he can outjump any frog in Calaveras County.
Page 15 - ... that straddle-bug to Mexico but what he would find out where he was bound for and how long he was on the road. Lots of the boys here has seen that Smiley, and can tell you about him.
Page 14 - There was a feller here once by the name of Jim Smiley, in the winter of '49 or maybe it was the spring of '50 I don't recollect exactly...

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