Redstick; Or, Scenes in the South

 
9781130441734: Redstick; Or, Scenes in the South
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 Excerpt: ...down, just before getting clear of the branches, my coat tails caught in them and there I was,--in a fix, and a crowd of bright eyes upon me, whose vision however was dimmed by tears brought on from excessive laughter.,! I could not go back, and to come down was impossible; three timea I essayed to do the former, and three times I failed. And once I made a desperate effort to tear my coat tails loose from their enr t,anglement, by frantic swayings of my body, but it was no go. Oh, how dratted mean I felt. I hallooed to Hall to get a long pole and entwine my coat tails; and as fast as his laughter would admit, ho posted for the woods to procure one, and we saw no more of hint uatil the affair was all over, finished and complete. Dick was more fortunate, and procuring a, long one he thrust it up. but it would only reach me and no farther;--sticking it into one of my side pockets, the dirn rascal, however, despite my yells, entreaties and cursing, for I cursed like blazes, proceeded to twist me around); until I thought my back was breaking. It made me so mad that I let go one hand to grapple the pole, the other slipped, and there I' hung suspended by the.coat tails in mid-air....f; 4 Ob, Stiche!--little did I believe when you recommended the Strength of that cloth, how soon I would put its merits to the test. It stretched fearfully, however, and as I looked down into the glassy lake, I thought--a heap. Suddenly a bright idea struck me, and after a desperate tug I removed one arm from the sleeve, and swinging around I caught hold of the limb, and then proceeded to remove my arm from the other sleeve. I was free. Hand over hand I camj down, and falling upon the sward, I lay the maddest, most furiuua being that ever clumb a tree. By this time Hall had arrived, an...

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