"Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"
by Mark Twain

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     "I ain't undisposed. What's your line--mainly?"

     "Jour printer by trade; do a little in patent medicines; theater-actor --tragedy, you know; take a turn to mesmerism and phrenology when there's a chance; teach singing-geography school for a change; sling a lecture sometimes--oh, I do lots of things--most anything that comes handy, so it ain't work. What's your lay?"

     "I've done considerble in the doctoring way in my time. Layin' on o' hands is my best holt--for cancer and paralysis, and sich things; and I k'n tell a fortune pretty good when I've got somebody along to find out the facts for me. Preachin's my line, too, and workin' camp-meetin's, and missionaryin' around."


     Nobody never said anything for a while; then the young man hove a sigh and says:


     "What 're you alassin' about?" says the bald-head.

     "To think I should have lived to be leading such a life, and be degraded down into such company." And he begun to wipe the corner of his eye with a rag.

     "Dern your skin, ain't the company good enough for you?" says the baldhead, pretty pert and uppish.

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