"Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"
by Mark Twain

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     "I don't know; but it's so. I got some of their jabber out of a book. S'pose a man was to come to you and say Polly-voo-franzy--what would you think?"

     "I wouldn' think nuff'n; I'd take en bust him over de head--dat is, if he warn't white. I wouldn't 'low no nigger to call me dat."

     "Shucks, it ain't calling you anything. It's only saying, do you know how to talk French?"

     "Well, den, why couldn't he SAY it?"

     "Why, he IS a-saying it. That's a Frenchman's WAY of saying it."


     "Well, it's a blame ridicklous way, en I doan' want to hear no mo' 'bout it. Dey ain' no sense in it."

     "Looky here, Jim; does a cat talk like we do?"

     "No, a cat don't."

     "Well, does a cow?"

     "No, a cow don't, nuther."

     "Does a cat talk like a cow, or a cow talk like a cat?"

     "No, dey don't."

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