"Tom Sawyer"
by Mark Twain

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     "I give a blue ticket and a bladder that I got at the slaughter-house."

     "Where'd you get the blue ticket?"

     "Bought it off'n Ben Rogers two weeks ago for a hoop-stick."

     "Say--what is dead cats good for, Huck?"

     "Good for? Cure warts with."

     "No! Is that so? I know something that's better."

     "I bet you don't. What is it?"


     "Why, spunk-water."

     "Spunk-water! I wouldn't give a dern for spunk-water."

     "You wouldn't, wouldn't you? D'you ever try it?"

     "No, I hain't. But Bob Tanner did."

     "Who told you so!"

     "Why, he told Jeff Thatcher, and Jeff told Johnny Baker, and Johnny told Jim Hollis, and Jim told Ben Rogers, and Ben told a nigger, and the nigger told me. There now!"

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