, he gets out by himself and mopes and thinks; and mostly he hunts for a lonesome place high up on the hill in the edge of the woods, and sets there and looks away off on the big Mississippi down there a-reaching miles and miles around the points where the timber looks smoky and dim it's so far off and still, and everything's so solemn it seems like everybody you've loved is dead and gone, and you 'most wish you was dead and gone too, and done with it all.
I just didn't feel like playing the game, anyway
, and I HAD been wanting pretty things, so
, the thing's done, and there's an end of it.
On the 17th of February, 1835, he sold the old carriage and bought a cheap second-hand buggy--said a buggy was just the trick to skim along mushy, slushy early spring roads with, and he had always wanted to try a buggy on those mountain roads, anyway
, man has always been afraid of this mathematical certainty, and I am afraid of it now.
, it lays there a long time and gets rusty; and by and by somebody finds an old yellow paper that tells how to find the marks -- a paper that's got to be ciphered over about a week because it's mostly signs and hy'roglyphics.
It is, of course, a thing which ought to be settled, and I am not going to have anything particular to do next winter anyway
it loosened up Rowena from where she was stuck and got her out of the way, and that was the main thing.
And if she wouldn't, well - he would live a good life among men, because of Her, and he would quit drinking anyway
I've a good mind to mix it with you anyway
," Long gritted through his teeth.