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A Good Samaritan

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Published: 1906
Language: English
Wordcount: 9,437 / 34 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84.9
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 449
Added to site: 2005.05.27
mnybks.net#: 10426
Origin: gutenberg.org
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toward the injured and lifted his hat and bowed low and brought out "I--beg--your--pardon" with a drawl of sarcastic emphasis too insulting to be described.

"Billy," pleaded Rex, taking to pathos, "don't do that again. You'll get arrested, and maybe they'll arrest me too, and you don't want to get me into a hole, do you?"

Billy stopped short with a suddenness which came near to upsetting his guide, and put both large hands on Rex's shoulders, and gazed into his eyes with a world of blurred affection. "Reck, ol'fel'," and his voice broke with a sob, "if I got you into hole, I'd jump in hole after you, and I'd--and I'd--pull hole in after both of us, and then I'd--I'd tell hole you was bes' fren' ev' had, and----"

"Come along and behave," cut in the victim of this devotion shortly. "Don't be a fool."

Strong lifted a fatherly forefinger. "Naughty naughty! Shouldn' call brother fool. Danger hell fire if you call brother fool. Nev' min', Recky--we un'stand each other. Two fools. I'm go'

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