Tom Sawyer, Detective 145
" What makes you think that?"
" Because if he was sick he would pull his clothes off some time or other — don't you reckon he would? Well, this one don't. At least he don't ever pull off his boots, anyway."
"The mischief he don't! Not even when he goes to bed?"
It was always nuts for Tom Sawyer— a mystery was. If you'd lay out a mystery and a pie before me and him, you wouldn't have to say take your choice; it was a thing that would regulate itself. Because in my nature I have always run to pie, whilst in his nature he has always run to mystery. People are made different. And it is the best way. Tom says to the waiter:
" What's the man's name?"
" Where'd he come aboard?"
4 41 think he got aboard at Elexandria, up on the Iowa line."
" What do you reckon he's a-playing?"
"I hain't any notion — I never thought of it."
I says to myself, here's another one that runs to pie.
4'Anything peculiar about him?—the way he acts or talks?"
" No—nothing, except he seems so scary, and keeps his doors locked night and day both, and when you knock he won't let you in till he opens the door a crack and sees who it is."
" By jimminy, it's int' resting! I'd like to get a 10**