THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN.
hot day. There was as much as a thousand people there, from twenty mile around. The woods was full of teams and wagons, hitched everywheres, feeding out of the wagon troughs and stomping to keep off the flies. There was sheds made out of poles and roofed over with branches, where they had lemonade and gingerbread to sell, and piles of watermelons and green corn and such-like truck. The preaching was going on under the same kinds of sheds, only they was bigger and held crowds of people. The benches was made out of outside slabs of logs, with holes bored in the round side to drive sticks into for legs. They
didn't have no backs. The preachers had high platforms to stand on, at one end of the sheds. The women had on sun-bonnets : and some had linsey-woolsey frocks, some gingham ones, and a few of the young ones had on calico. Some of the young men was barefooted, and some of the children didn't have on any clothes but just a tow-linen shirt. Some of the old women was knitting, and some of the young folks was courting on the sly.
The first shed we come to,
the preacher was lining out a
hymn. He lined out two lines,
everybody sung it, and it was
kind of grand to hear it, there
was so many of them and they
done it in such a rousing way ; then he lined out two more for them to singó
and so on. The people woke up more and more, and sung louder and louder ;
and towards the end, some begun to groan, and some begun to shout. Then the