"Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"
by Mark Twain

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     "Couldn't they see better if they was to wait till daytime?"

     "Yes. And couldn't the nigger see better, too? After midnight he'll likely be asleep, and they can slip around through the woods and hunt up his camp fire all the better for the dark, if he's got one."

     "I didn't think of that."

     The woman kept looking at me pretty curious, and I didn't feel a bit comfortable. Pretty soon she says"

     "What did you say your name was, honey?"

     "M--Mary Williams."


     Somehow it didn't seem to me that I said it was Mary before, so I didn't look up--seemed to me I said it was Sarah; so I felt sort of cornered, and was afeared maybe I was looking it, too. I wished the woman would say something more; the longer she set still the uneasier I was. But now she says:

     "Honey, I thought you said it was Sarah when you first come in?"

     "Oh, yes'm, I did. Sarah Mary Williams. Sarah's my first name. Some calls me Sarah, some calls me Mary."

     "Oh, that's the way of it?"


     I was feeling better then, but I wished I was out of there, anyway. I couldn't look up yet.

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