The Christmas Wreck; And Other Stories

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byFrank Richard Stockton

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...he exclaimed: "But dat ain't all de par'ble, Uncle 'Lijah. De fox he come back dat ebenin', an' when he looked down de well, dar de mule yit, sw'arin' an' cussin' like all out-doh's. When he see de fox, de mule he 'clar ter gracious dat when he git out he kick dat fox inter little bits so small dat they could sow him ober de A el's from a wheat-seeder. 'Look hyar,' said de fox, ' you min' me ob de par'ble ob de man what los' his spring lamb. Somebody stole that lamb wot he 'spected to get foh' dollars fur at de Co'at House, an' de man he rar'd an' chawged, an' he swore dat ef he koteh dat t'ief he'd lick him wuss dan any sheep-t'ief was eber licked in dat county, or any ob de j'ining counties. He hunted high, an' he hunted low, to find de t'ief, an' jus' as he got inside de woods he come across a great big b'ar who had his spring lamb a hung up a-barbecuin', an' he was a-nailin' de skin up ag'in' a tree fur ter dry. De man was orful skeered; but de b'ar he sees him, an' he sings out: 'Hello! man, now you kotch de t'ief wot stole your spring lamb, why you no punch he head? Why you no break he back wid dat club? Tell me dat, you big man!' An' de b'ar he put down he hammer an' he nails so's ter talk de better. De man he too skeered to speak a word, an' he kep' squeezin' back, an' squeezin' back, widout sayin' nuffln'. De b'ar he come nigher an' nigher, an' he sing out: 'Wot fur 3'ou keep your mouf shut like a can o' temahters? Why you no do some ob dem big t'ings you blow 'bout jus' now?' De man he squeeze back, an' he squeeze back, till he git ter de edge ob de woods, and den he sing out: 'I mube dis meetin' 'journ! An' he more'n 'journed. "Now, Uncle 'Lijah, I don' wan' ter make no 'flections 'gin' you in dis par'ble, but de fox...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...he exclaimed: "But dat ain't all de par'ble, Uncle 'Lijah. De fox he come back dat ebenin', an' when he looked ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217949541

ISBN - 13:9780217949545

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