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Complete illustrated version of Mark Twain's classic book.

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UNPLEASANT GLORY.                                         329
"Why, Mars Tom, I doan' want no sich glory. Snake take 'n bite Jim's chin off, den whah is de glory ? No, sah, I doan' want no sich doin's."
" Blame it, can't you try ? I only want you to try—you needn't keep it up if it don't work."
•' But de trouble all done, ef de snake bite me while Fs a tryin' him. Mars Tom, I's willin' to tackle mos' anything 'at ain't on reasonable, but ef you
en Huck fetches a rattlesnake in heah for me to tame, I's gwyne to leave, dat's shore."
" Well, then, let it go, let it go, if you're so bullheaded about it. We can get you some garter-snakes and you can tie some buttons on their tails, and let on they're rattlesnakes, and I reckon that'll have to do."
" I k'n stan' dem, Mars Tom, but blame' 'f I couldn' get along widout um, I tell you dat. I never knowed b'fo', 't was so much bother and trouble to be a prisoner."
"Well, it always is, when it's done right. You got any rats around here ? "
"No, sah, I hain't seed none."
" Well, we'll get you some rats."