I do think THE WITCHES CURSE, an Operatic Tragedy is rather a nice thing, but I'd
like to try McBETH, if we only had a trapdoor for Banquo.
That's why I wish I'd
never seen you,--why I wish I'd
never been born; it would have been better for us both,--it would have been better for this poor child if he had never been born.
see him standing my watch on top of his'n, 'stead of calling me, so I could go on sleep- ing; and see him how glad he was when I come back out of the fog; and when I come to him again in the swamp, up there where the feud was; and such-like times; and would always call me honey, and pet me and do everything he could think of for me, and how good he always was; and at last I struck the time I saved him by telling the men we had small-pox aboard, and he was so grateful, and said I was the best friend old Jim ever had in the world, and the ONLY one he's got now; and then I happened to look around and see that paper.
It's hardly worth while to pry into young men's fooleries: it wouldn't have made any difference to you, sir, if I'd
not had the bad luck to lose Wildfire.
Poyser keeps at the top o' the talk like a fife; and as for the young lasses, I'd
as soon look at water-grubs.
I knew when he was dying he'd send for me, and I was ready to go; I'd
have nursed him like a mother, and at the last I'd
have told him that it didn't matter, I'd
loved him always, and I forgave him everything.
And I wrote and said that if I didn't hear from him by return I'd
go up to Birmingham, and this morning I got a solicitor's letter to say I had no claim on him, and if I molested him he'd seek the protection of the law.
write of people and places like I knew, and I'd
make my characters talk everyday English; and I'd
let the sun rise and set in the usual quiet way without much fuss over the fact.
I was; I'd
come to think pretty well of Monty although he was a loose fish and I'd
a sort of fancy for seeing his daughter.
Honestly, if I'd
dreamed of the chance waiting for me at Guvutu when I bought her for less than three hundred dollars, I'd
never have gone partners with you.
But let me tell you right not that I'm worth the devil alone knows how many millions, and that I'd
sure give it all, right here on the bar, to turn down your hand.
And if it isn't carried in just a certain way the handle pulls out--so I'd
better keep it because I know the exact knack of it.