Aun' Peggy tol' 'im she 'd wuk 'er roots, en fer 'im ter come back de nex' night, en she 'd tell 'im w'at she c'd do fer 'im.
I wait on him hand and foot; I cook his bacon jest like he tol' me you did it fer him.
Mean that you repeated anything I tol' you in confidence when I was full?
Like I tol' you, back in Covington, Kentucky, we don't have places like that.
My mammy and pappy was bo'n in Africa, dats what dey's tol' me.
"Why, I reckon she is tol'able fair," said Haley, blowing the smoke out of his mouth.
I ast Father John 'bout it one day 'n' it looked lak it hurt 'im, 'n' he tol' me not to have them spells if I c'd he'p it.
"Wal, yes, Sir; I'm tol'able handy about a stable," replied the negro.
I d' know's I ort to say so, but this here district No. 34 is a poot' tol'able hard school to teach.
No sir, I tol' him how he couldn't hev' 'em if he wus two lords.