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  • You got to be pison good, en let him see it; you got to do everything dat'll make him b'lieve in you, en you got to sweeten aroun 'ole Aunt Pratt, too -- she's pow'ful strong with de Jedge, en de bes' frien 'you got.

    Pudd'nhead Wilson

  • The day the school-board gentleman wis here she came back: she'd been away, ye ken, and she said she'd become a t'otaller, an 'so I sed she micht stay; but, ye see, when nicht came on she an' Wishart gaed out thegither, an 'jist to celebrate their bein' frien's again she an 'him gaed intil a public, an' she got uproarious drunk, an 'the polis took her up.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XVI., December, 1880.

  • But I did lose faith in my bes 'frien' when Bailey tole me you an 'Hatfiel' betrayed my gal Mary, an 'got a hundred dollars reward; den I was mos' crazy.

    A Woman's Life-Work — Labors and Experiences

  • Suppose, jes 'suppose, Curly, my ol' frien ', jes' suppose there ain't ten thousan 'in whole damn claim.

    The Passing of Marcus O'Brien

  • De dear departed deceasted nigh 'pon two mont' ago, but we haven't foun 'it agreeable, as you mought say, to all parties concerned, fur to bring all de family an' frien's together tell terday.

    Marion Harland's autobiography : the story of a long life,

  • All dat Brer W. has to do is to say a few words 'bout de dear deceasted; 'bout de loss to de church, an 'de family, an' frien's, an 'de suttinty

    Marion Harland's autobiography : the story of a long life,

  • "Dass my bes 'frien' whut lay on de groun 'whuh yo staind, gelmun."

    The Gentleman from Indiana

  • "Dey sot me out heah to tell inquirin 'frien's dat po' ole Mist 'Arp mighty low."

    The Conquest of Canaan

  • Them hotel people has their own places to ride and drive, and it's all right for you, Miss; but what's yo 'frien' ridin 'the hills for at night?

    The Port of Missing Men

  • ` ` Dey sot me out heah to tell inquirin 'frien's dat po' ole Mist 'Arp mighty low.' '

    The Conquest of Canaan

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