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- v. Eye dialect spelling of frighten.
- v. Eye dialect spelling of frightened.
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"But plilates see 'em pletty white girl," he shrugged his shoulders and shook his head dubiously, "then old Sing no can flighten 'em 'way."
'Oh, mamma, mamma -- oh, mummy,' he said, and by this time he was howling, of course, 'I never meant to flighten you.
I never meant to flighten you, mamma, 'he repeated again, his voice growing plaintive.
"Allee too velly much flighten, and lun away from foleign devil sailor and maline."
Me so flighten me know nothin ', then me scleam e-e-e-e so loud, and lun at bear till bear get scared too and lun away. "
He feel velly much flighten all a same, as if big-button mandalin get in him boat. "
"My darring," he whispers, "I know dis you firss time and you berry flighten.