194 TOM SAWYER.
only just a given name, like a nigger. But say—where you going to dig first?" "Well, I don't know. S'pose we tackle that old dead-limb tree on the hill
t'other side of Still-House branch ? "
So they got a crippled pick and a shovel, and set out on their three-mile tramp. They arrived hot and panting, and threw themselves down in the shade of a neighboring elm to rest and have a smoke.
" I like this," said Tom.
"So do I."
" Say, Huck, if we find a treasure here, what you going to do with your share ? "
"Well I'll have pie and a glass of soda every day, and I'll go to every circus that comes along. I bet I'll have a gay time.
"Well ain't you going to save any of it? ' a king, poor fEllow! " Save it ? What for ? "
"Why so as to have something to live on, by and by."
"O, that ain't any use. Pap would come back to thish-yer town some day and get his claws on it if I didn't hurry up, and I tell you he'd clean it out pretty quick. What you going to do with yourn, Tom?'
" I'm going to buy a new drum, and a sure-'nough sword, and a red neck-tie and a bull pup, and get married."
" Tom, you—why you ain't in your right mind."
"Well that's the foolishest thing you could do. Look at pap and my mother. Fight! Why they used to fight all the time. I remember, mighty well."
"That ain't anything. The girl I'm going to marry won't fight."