274 THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN.
for him. So when we see the raft was gone, and we flat broke, there warn't anything for it but to try the Royal Nonesuch another shake. And I've pegged
along ever since, dry as a powder-horn. Where's that ten cents ? Give it here."
I had considerable money, so I give him ten cents, but begged him to spend it for something to eat, and give me some, because it was all the money I had, and I hadn't had nothing to eat since yesterday. He never said nothing. The next minute he whirls on me and says :
"Do you reckon that nigger would blow on us ? We'd skin him if he done that!"
" Howt can he blow ? Hain't he run off ? "
"No! That old fool sold him, and never divided with me, and the money's gone."
" Sold him ? " I savs, and begun to cry ; " why, he was my nigger, and that was my money. Where is he ?—I want my nigger."
"Well, you can't get your nigger, that's all—so dry up your blubbering. Looky here—do you think you'd venture to blow on us ? Blamed if I think I'd
trust you. Why, if you was to blow on us------"
He stopped, but I never see the duke look so ugly out of his eyes before. I went on a-whimpering, and says :
"I don't want to blow on nobody ; and I ain't got up time to blow, nohow. 1 got to turn out and find my nigger."