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"There be'n't many neighbors hereabout, be there?" she ventured presently, toying with her broncho's mane.
"You be'n't much used to the prairie, I reckon?" observed the American who had spoken before.
"I know there _be'n't_," said the persevering Solomon.
"When they be'n't too poor to have time to sing," said grandfather James.
"I be'n't much for tea, this time o 'day," he said, but stayed.
"They're a-gittin 'out the boats, sir," remarked John Buzzby, who, unable to restrain himself any longer, had crept upon deck at the risk of another reprimand; "and, if my eyes be'n't deceiving me, there's a sail on the horizon to wind'ard -- leastways, the direction which _wos_ wind'ard afore it fell calm."
"Because it makes me say that you've come to ask what ye be'n't likely to have.
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