There was some talk of him an' 'Rill Scattergood bein' sweet on each other onc't; but that was twenty year ago, I do b'lieve.
It'll be full all I kin manage to onc't—that and the pianner.
onc't they wuz a rich lady swallered one—when he wuz little, you know; an' he growed up in her, an' it didn't kill him ut all.
Then my brother was onc't drowned in the North Platt, and I never had any sisters.
And the wind blowed in so they had to hold their hats afore the candles, and then onc't-in-a-while they'd git sluffed out.
Dat is de greates' man, mon onc' 'Lias—respe d'la compagnie!
It's true I never crossed the line, yer know, but yer see, I almost did it onc't.
onc't a hackman wuz waitin' in front of a hotel one morning an' wuz sort o' dozin' like, an' fell off his seat.
onc't they wuz tadpoles about as big as lickerish drops, an' after while legs growed on 'em.
I see'd him onc't knock the top-lights out of a murtherin' spalpeen who was afther injurin' yer Honor's reputation.