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ucked me over them fences was a caution, I tell you. Next day I was most as black as that darkey yonder, lickin‘ plates on the sly. This is bully coffee, ain't it?
Give us another pull at it, and I'll be obleeged to you.
I did; and, as the last gulp subsided, he said, with a rub of his old handkerchief over eyes as well as mouth:
Look a here; I've got a pair a earbobs and a handkercher pin I'm a goin‘ to give you, if you'll have them; for you're the very moral oa Lizy Sylvester, poor Eph's wife: that's why I signalled you to come over here.
They aint much, I guess, but they'll do to memorize the rebs by.
Burrowing under his pillow, he produced a little bundle of what he called truck, and gallantly presented me with a pair of earrings, each representing a cluster of corpulent grapes, and the pin a basket of astonishing fruit, the whole large and coppery enough for a small warming-pan.
Feeling delicate about depriving him of such valuable relics, I accepted the earrings al
when I brought one, regarded his swollen face with a dolorous expression, as he muttered-
I vow to gosh, that's too bad I warn't a bad looking chap before, and now I'm done for; won't there be a thunderin‘ scar?
and what on earth will Josephine Skinner say?
He looked up at me with his one eye so appealingly, that I controlled my risibles, and assured him that if Josephine was a girl of sense, she would admire the honorable scar, as a lasting proof that he had faced the enemy, for all women thought a wound the best decoration a brave soldier could wear.
I hope Miss Skinner verified the good opinion I so rashly expressed of her, but I shall never know.
The next scrubbee was a nice-looking lad, with a curly brown mane, honest blue eyes, and a merry mouth.
He lay on a bed, with one leg gone, and the right arm so shattered that it must evidently follow: yet the little sergeant was as merry as if his afflictions were not worth lamenting over; and when a drop or two of salt w