Almost a Man

Almost a Man

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  • Dave visits Joe's store to attempt to buy a gun 
  • "Waal, Ahma buy a gun"
  • "Whut you plannin on buyin"
  • Dave attempts to ask his mother if he can buy a gun, and eventually convinces her to get one for his father
  • "Git outta here! don't yuh talk t me bout no gun! Yuh a fool!"
  • "But yuh promised me one."
  • Dave gets up early for work to go shoot his gun on the farm
  • Dave accidently shoots and kills the farm mule Jenny after firing his gun
  • "Jenny...Jenny"
  • It is discovered that Dave killed the Mule. He is forced to pay Mr.Hawkins two dollars a month for the next two years
  • "Did ya shoot tha mule, Dave?"
  • "Ahh ddinn gggo tt sshooot hher...."
  • "Tell whut happened, yuh rascal! Tell whut"
  • "Just let the boy keep on working and pay me two dollars a month"
  • After these events Dave proceeds to jump on a train and run away from home to become a "Man"
  • "Ahm ridin yuh ternight, so help me Gawd"
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