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rotten cabbages, and such things; and if I know the signs of a dead cat being around, and I bet I do, there was sixty-four of them went in. I shoved in
there for a minute, but it was too various for me, I couldn't stand it. Well, when the place couldn't hold no more people, the duke he give a fellow a quarter and told him to tend door for him a minute, and then he started around for the stage door, I after him ; but the minute we turned the corner and was in the dark, he says :
" Walk fast, now, till you get away from the houses, and then shin for the raft like the dickens was after vou !"
I done it, and he done the same. We struck the raft at the same time, and in less than two seconds we was gliding down stream, all dark and still, and edging towards the middle of the river, nobody saying a word. I reckoned the poor king was in for a gaudy time cf it with the audience; but nothing of the sort; pretty soon he crawls out from under the wigwam, and says : "Well, how'd the old thing pan out this time, Duke ?" He hadn't been up town at all.
We never showed a light till we was about ten mile below that village. Then we lit up and had a supper, and the king and the duke fairly laughed their bones loose over the way they'd served them people. The duke says :
" Greenhorns, flatheads ! / knew the first house would keep mum and let the rest of the town get roped in ; and I knew they'd lay for us the third night, and consider it was their turn now. Well, it is their turn, and I'd give some­thing to know how much they'd take for it. I would just like to know how