Well, one night I creeps to de do' pooty late, en de do' warn't quite shet, en I hear old missus tell de widder she gwyne to sell me down to Orleans, but she didn' want to, but she could git eight hund'd dollars for me, en it 'uz sich a big stack o' money she couldn' resis'.
Well, I had a notion I could lan' mos' anywhers, but I couldn't -- bank too bluff.
I couldn' manage to k'leck dat money no way; en Balum he couldn'.
I could see them first-rate, but they couldn't see me.
I made a kind of a tent out of my blankets to put my things under so the rain couldn't get at them.
Every now and then I stopped a second amongst the thick leaves and listened, but my breath come so hard I couldn't hear nothing else.
Well, I couldn't stay up there forever; so at last I got down, but I kept in the thick woods and on the lookout all the time.
But I hadn't no luck somehow; I couldn't seem to find the place.
He said Tom Sawyer couldn't get up no better plan than what I had.
"These children here, who are homeless, orphaned; mothers and sisters have been raped and sold, fathers who have been killed, they are suffering, and I knew that I couldn
?t just sit and do nothing." "I couldn
?t look my children in the eyes and say, 'I didn?t do anything to help.'" Ms Johnston told the site her children are in ?a safe place?.
And just when he thought his special day couldn
''t get any better, they'll send him off with a complimentary limited edition Vedett bottle and glass set.