Adventures of Captain Simon Suggs: Late of the Tallapoosa by Johnson Jones Hooper

By Johnson Jones Hooper

Originally released in 1845, Adventures of Captain Simon Suggs is a chain of sketches written partly to parody a few the crusade literature of the period. the nature, Simon Suggs, together with his motto, “it is sweet to be shifty in a brand new country,” absolutely incarnates a backwoods model of the nationwide archetypes now be aware of because the self belief guy, the grafter, the pro flim-flam artist supremely expert within the arts through which a guy will get alongside on this planet. This vintage quantity of excellent humor is decided within the rough-and-tumble international of frontier lifestyles and politics.

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Mammy arter him with the broom-stick, as fur as the door舒but seein9 the dog has got the start, she shakes the stick at him and hollers, 9 You sassy, aig-sukkin9, roguish, gnatty, flop-eared varmint! take it along! take it along! " " Oh, shuh! Ben," remarked Simon, " I wouldn9t run on that way; daddy couldn9t help it, it was predestinated舒9whom he hath, he will,9 you know;" and the rascal pulled down the under lid of his left eye at his brother. " " To be sure舒to be sure舒all fixed aforehand," was old Mr.

Oh, I9ll be damned if you need be afeerd of it, mister. It9s jest so," said Captain Suggs. " " I hate it worse," said the stranger, " because I9 m just now in a particular hurry to get to Montgomery on important business. " "Oh, I understand舒but you needn9t view this here old animal like you thought so much on him. 1 tell you what, mister , what did you say your name happened to be? 舒well, 9squire Jones, I9ll tell you on the honor of a gentleman, if you was to 9light from your horse and lay the purtiest hunderd dollar bill that ever had a picter on it, across your saddle, I wouldn9t take 9em both for old Ball at this particular time.

Old Mr. Suggs groaned, as he was wont to do in the pulpit, at this display of Simon9s viciousness. " Simon," said he, " you9re a poor ignunt creetur. You don9t know nuthin9, and you9ve never bin no whars. If I was to turn you off, you9d starve in a week舒" " I wish you9d try me," said Simon, " and jist see. I9d win more money in a week than you can make in a year. There ain9t nobody round here kin make seed corn off o9 me at cards. I9m rale smart," he added with great emphasis. " Simon! Simon!

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