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  • Dodge and Emperor had been even more industrious than the females, the negro looking the very personification of mute horror, and bending low on his saddle as if expecting every instant a shower of Indian bullets to be let fly into the thicket; while Pardon expressed the state of his feelings by trying aloud, as soon as Rowland appeared, "I say, Capting, if you seed 'em, a'nt there no dodging of 'em no how?"

    Nick of the Woods

  • "La me! said the woman, madam a'nt a going to live in that doleful place?"

    Alonzo and Melissa The Unfeeling Father

  • Plots are damned interesting things, stap me if they a'nt, and I'm glad to see one.

    The Yeoman Adventurer

  • Why, yes; handkerchiefs a'nt much 'count, you know.

    St. Nicholas, Vol. 5, No. 4, February 1878

  • Good reason why your father didn't speak of Abe in his letter to your a'nt.

    Cap'n Abe, Storekeeper

  • Swift Nicks, if you a'nt him, keep us sweating-cold o 'nights.

    The Yeoman Adventurer

  • I don't bathe, because I a'nt so strong as I used to be, so I superintend on the beach, for I'm up before any of 'em; you may always find me and my pitcher at one exact spot, every morning by six o'clock. '

    Highways & Byways in Sussex

  • But thar's still a lot o 'folk who a'nt altered a bit sence the war.

    The Boy With the U.S. Census

  • I want yo 'to tell him that thar a'nt be'n a week sence he went away that I an't be'n down to the school an' swep 'the floor an' seen that his books was in the place he liked to have 'em be.

    The Boy With the U.S. Census

  • But I'd like him to know he a'nt fo'gotten in the mount'ns.

    The Boy With the U.S. Census


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