I know'd in my mind, as he'd have told her wonders of 'em, and how she was to be a lady theer, and how he got her to listen to him fust
, along o' sech like.
time I runs acrost yo' marster, I's gwine to tell him so."
It would be a wonder if I did not, being by the Chris'en name of Roger, which took it arter my own father, which took it from his own father, though which of our fam'ly fust
took it nat'ral I will not in any ways mislead you by undertakin' to say.
"Struck it right fust
time," the porter remarked cheerfully.
"Well, I'm glad to hear your opinion, you bein' a traveled man, for mother says I'm foolish 'bout Rebecky and hev been sence the fust
. Mother scolds me for spoilin' her, but I notice mother ain't fur behind when it comes to spoilin'.
"But I 'spect you is a little late for de fust
You's gwyne to marry de po' one fust
en de rich one by en by.
Tom's been a friend o' mine iver since I was a little chap; fust
thing iver I did was frightenin' the birds for th' old master.
I don't so much mind the fust
, the `ittin of the pole part afore I chucks in their dinner, but I waits till they've `ad their sherry and kawffee, so to speak, afore I tries on with the ear scratchin'.
I used to, when I fust
begun, have considerable trouble fussin' with 'em and trying to make 'em hold out,--doctorin' on
his father got a kick, out haying, and went soft in the brain, and gave away money like Bible texts afore he died.
I've been a-chivied and a-chivied, fust
by one on you and nixt by another on you, till I'm worritted to skins and bones.