The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
"COME in," says the woman, and I did. She says: "Take a cheer."
I done it. She looked me all over with her little shiny eyes, and says:
"What might your name be?"
"Where 'bouts do you live? In this neighborhood?'
"No'm. In Hookerville, seven mile below. I've walked all the way and I'm all tired
"Hungry, too, I reckon. I'll find you something."
"No'm, I ain't hungry. I was so hungry I had to stop two miles below here at a
farm; so I ain't hungry no more. It's what makes me so late. My mother's down
sick, and out of money and everything, and I come to tell my uncle Abner Moore.
He lives at the upper end of the town, she says. I hain't ever been here before.
Do you know him?"
"No; but I don't know everybody yet. I haven't lived here quite two weeks. It's a
considerable ways to the upper end of the town. You better stay here all night.
Take off your bonnet."
"No," I says; "I'll rest a while, I reckon, and go on. I ain't afeared of the dark."
She said she wouldn't let me go by myself, but her husband would be in by and
by, maybe in a hour and a half, and she'd send him along with me. Then she got
to talking about her husband, and about her relations up the river, and her