Wlliam Gilmore Simms
The Cub of the Panther: A Hunter Legend of the ''Old North State'' >> Chapter Five: The Amiable Sisters >> Page 133

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Novel (Romance) | The University of Arkansas Press | 1997
Transcription THE AMIABLE SISTERS 133
see me, and don't want her company to see me, and don't care to see
me herself then she may go from my seeing forever and a day a'ter. I
wouldn't give the snap of my finger for any such young woman, or for all
she's got, and all her fine fashionable company she keeps. The whole kit
and biling on 'em may go to the diccance for all I care. You'll see, and
Rose Carter shall know it, just as soon as she tosses her top-knot in my
face. It's cl'ar to me, Jane Carter, that even if you knows me to be wul-
gar, you don't know me. I hev the sperrit of an honest woman, let me
tell you, though I kaint talk like a fool woman, out of dictionary books!""My drops, Betsy Moore!" said the lady faintly, and with the air of one
at once languishing with sentiment and exhausted from annoyance. "My
drops, if you please.""Ef I please! As ef you ever was at the pains to please me, any way, any
time of your life! `My draps, ef you please! ' mimicking, as well as she
could, phrase and manner, while handing the favorite restorative.