It was now quite plain that he must be some abominable savage or other shipped aboard of a whaleman in the South Seas, and so landed
in this Christian country.
However, he went with the man, who picked up several other newly landed
immigrants, Poles, Lithuanians, and Slovaks, and took them all outside, where stood a great four-horse tallyho coach, with fifteen or twenty men already in it.
Just here was the wayside shop of a smith; and now arrived a landed
proprietor who had bought this girl a few miles back, deliverable here where her irons could be taken off.
At last the boldest one ventured within my lines, and I landed
him among his friends with some of his skull still on him, and they did the rest.
We got out of the way, and when the object landed
in the road it proved to be a boy.
I shot past the head at a ripping rate, the current was so swift, and then I got into the dead water and landed
on the side towards the Illinois shore.
As nobody ever saw him give anything to anybody, he had the reputation of being mean; he died with it, too, and everybody said it was a good riddance; but the minute he landed
here, they made him a baronet, and the very first words Dick the sausage-maker of Hoboken heard when he stepped upon the heavenly shore were, 'Welcome, Sir Richard Duffer