114 THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN.
" Well, then, why ain't it natural and right for a Frenchman to talk different from us ? You answer me that."
"Is a cat a man, Huck ? "
1 * Well, den, dey ain't no sense in a cat talkin' like a man. Is a cow a man ? —er is a cow a cat ?"
" No, she ain't either of them."
" Well, den, she ain' got no business to talk like either one er the yuther of 'em. Is a Frenchman a man ? "
" Well, den ! Dad blame it, why doan' he talk like a man ? You answer me dat!"
I see it warn't no use wasting words—you can't learn a nigger to argue. So I quit,