"Parson Walker's wife laid very sick once, for a good while, and it seemed as if they warn't going to save her; but one morning he come in, and Smiley up and asked him how she was, and he said she was considable better."
Stop causing so much rucus!
"Thish-yer Smiley had a mare-the boys called her the 15 minute nag, but that was only in fun, you know, because of course she was faster than that..."
I am gunna freeze this dog!
"They used to give her two or three hundred yards start, and then pass her under way; but always at the fag end of the race she'd get excited and desperate like, and come cavorting and straddling up, and scattering her legs around the limber..."
I bet so much money on you! Fight him!
"....kicking up more dust and raising more racket with her coughing and sneezing and blowing her nose...and he had a little small bull-pup....."
"And a dog might tackle him and bullyrag him and bite him....all of a sudden he would grab that other dog jest by the j'int of his hind leg and freeze to it...."
"...the money was all up, and he come to make a snatch for his pet holt, he see in a minute how he'd been imposed on, and the other dog had him in the door, so to speak..."