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  • He said he was working the newspapers — keeping them quiet, so't they would begin to talk presently.

    'Who Is Mark Twain?'

  • "And I'll remind him of it in time so't he can send you a Christmas goldpiece, if the sperit so moves him," wrote Aunt Alvirah, in her old-fashioned way.

    Ruth Fielding on Cliff Island Or, The Old Hunter's Treasure Box

  • Somebody poisoned his mate, so't I have to foot it where once I rode in my carriage.

    Five Thousand Dollars Reward

  • "Fixing up so't I kin go sparkin 'as well as you, brother darling," returned the tramp, forcing a gurgling laugh.

    Five Thousand Dollars Reward

  • Abe somehow, or someway, so't he cut his hawser and drifted out o 'soundings -- that's sure!

    Cap'n Abe, Storekeeper

  • "We can boil it to-morrow, Sara, then I'll have the claws to suck; where shall we put it so't it won't grip the baby?"

    Sara, a Princess

  • It was a great, new bill, and he opened it, and held it up, and even turned it round, so't everybody could see it before he let it drop.

    Choice Readings for the Home Circle

  • "A body might think you had trouble enough of your own so't you could afford to mind your own business."

    The Mission of Janice Day

  • I'll take this star, an 'you, Sairay, may work on the next, so't I kin kinder watch ye.

    Sara, a Princess

  • "Well, if I don't -- an 'if you don't -- don't lemme hear you makin' any cracks about it 'round this store so't she'll hear ye," growled Cap'n

    Cap'n Abe, Storekeeper

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