"Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"
by Mark Twain

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     IN about a minute somebody spoke out of a window without putting his head out, and says:

     "Be done, boys! Who's there?"

     I says:

     "It's me."

     "Who's me?"

     "George Jackson, sir."

     "What do you want?"

     "I don't want nothing, sir. I only want to go along by, but the dogs won't let me."


     "What are you prowling around here this time of night for--hey?"

     "I warn't prowling around, sir, I fell overboard off of the steamboat."

     "Oh, you did, did you? Strike a light there, somebody. What did you say your name was?"

     "George Jackson, sir. I'm only a boy."

     "Look here, if you're telling the truth you needn't be afraid--nobody'll hurt you. But don't try to budge; stand right where you are. Rouse out Bob and Tom, some of you, and fetch the guns. George Jackson, is there anybody with you?"

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