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THE ARKANSAS TRAVELLER. 1
S. We'll, how far do you call it to the next tavern?
0. M. I reckon it's upwards of some distance ! (Play* again, as above.)
S. I am very dry—do you keep any spirits in your house ?
0. M. Do you think my house is haunted? They say thar's plenty down in the graveyard. (Plays as before.)
S. How do they cross this river ahead ?
0. M. The ducks all swim across. (Plays as before?)
S. Row far is it to the forks of the road ?
0. if. I've been livin' here nigh on twenty years, and no road ain't forked yit. (Plays as before.)
S. Give me some satisfaction, if you please, sir. Where does this road go to ?
0. M. Well, it hain't moved a step since I've been here. (Plays as before.)
S. Why don't you cover your house? It leaks.
0. M. 'Cause it's rainin'.
S. Then why don't you cover it when it's not raining?
0. M. 'Cause it don't leak. (Plays as before.)
S. Why don't you play the second part of that tune ?
0. M. If you're a better player than I am, you can play it yourself. I'll bring the fiddle out to you—I don't want you in here 1 (Stranger plays the second part of the tune.)