"Smiley he went to the swamp and slopped around in the mud for a long time, and finally he ketched a frog, and fetched him in..."
What!! Why are there bullets in you?! Is that why you wouldn't jump?!
"Him and the feller touched up the frogs from behind, and the frogs hopped off lively, but Dan'l gave a heave, and hysted up his shoulders-so-like a Frenchman, but it warn't no use-he couldn't budge."
"Smiley stood scratching his head and looking down at Dan'l a long time, and at lat he says, 'I do wonder what in the nation that frog throw'd off for- I wonder if there ain't something the matter with him."
I think I should leave.
"'I do wonder what in the nation that frog throw'd off for- I wonder if there ain't something the matter with him.- he pears to look mighty baggy, somehow.' And he ketched Dan'l by the nap of the neck, and hefted him, and says, 'Why blame my cats if he dont weigh five pound!'"
"Here Simon Wheeler heard his name called from the front yard, and got up to see what was wanted."
"At the door. I meet the social Wheeler returning and he buttonholed me and recommended: "Well thish-yer Smiley had a yaller one-eyed cow that didn't have no tail, just a short stump like a bannanner and-" However lacking both time and inclination, i did not wait to hear about the afflicted cow, but i took my leave."