You might have told me there was a snake behind me!
O' Jimmy, he not bite you? You sure? Why you not run when I say?
One day when Jim rode over to the Shimerdas', I found Anotonia starting off on foot for Russian Peter's house. Jim offered Anotonia to take her on the pony.
Hey, do you think that that the people would be astonished when I tell them what you did!?
Uhh, I don't know.
Anotonia screamed. She was standing opposite of me, pointing behind me
It was just luck you had a tool. Gosh! I wouldn't want to do any business with that fellow myself.
He fight something awful! He is all over Jimmy's boots. I scream for him to run, but he just hit and hit that snake like he was crazy.
Right when Jim was done killing the snake, Antonia came after Jim, crying.
Wow! This is the biggest rattlesnake ever killed in this place.
Jim and Antonia decided that she should ride Dude, the horse, back home and Jim would walk instead. As Antonia rode slowly, she kept shouting back to Jim about how astonished everybody would be.
Otto Fuchs was the first person Jim and Antonia met. He was sitting on the edge of the cattle-pond, having a quiet pipe for supper.
Some neighbors came to see the snake that was hung on Jim's coral fence and said that it was the biggest rattlesnake ever killed in those parts. Antonia liked Jim better from that time on and Jim was now a big fellow.