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TheProjectGutenbergEBookofTheEndOfTheWorld,byEdwardEggleston ThiseBookisfortheuseofanyoneanywhereatnocostandwith almostnorestrictionswhatsoever Youmaycopyit,giveitawayor re-useitunderthetermsoftheProjectGutenbergLicenseincluded withthiseBookoronlineatwww.gutenberg.net Title:TheEndOfTheWorld ALoveStory Author:EdwardEggleston ReleaseDate:November15,2004[EBook#14051] Language:English ***STARTOFTHISPROJECTGUTENBERGEBOOKTHEENDOFTHEWORLD*** ProducedbyRickNiles,JohnHagerson,CharlieKirschnerandthePG OnlineDistributedProofreadingTeam THEBACKWOODSPHILOSOPHER (Frontispiece Seepage40.) TheEndoftheWorld ALOVESTORY, BY EDWARDEGGLESTON AUTHOROF"THEHOOSIERSCHOOLMASTER,"ETC WITHTHIRTY-TWOILLUSTRATIONS 1872 PREFACE [INTHEPOTENTIALMOOD.] It is the pretty unanimous conclusion of book-writers that prefaces are most unnecessary and useless prependages, since nobody reads them And it is the pretty unanimous practice of book-writers to continue to write them with such pains and elaborateness as would indicate a belief that the success of a book depends upon the favorable prejudice begotten of u graceful preface My principalembarrassmentisthatitisnotcustomaryforabooktohavemorethan one How then shall I choose between the half-dozen letters of introduction I mightgivemystory,eachbetterandworseonmanyaccountsthaneitherofthe others? I am rather inclined to adopt the following, which might for some reasonsbestyledthe PREFACESENTIMENTAL Perhapsnowriternotinfatuatedwithconceit,cansendoutabookfullofthought andfeelingwhich,whatevertheymaybeworth,arehisown,withoutaparental anxietyinregardtothefateofhisoffspring Andtherearefewprefaceswhich donotinsomewaybetraythisnervousness Iconfesstoarespectforeventhe prefatorydoggerelofgoodTinkerBunyan arespectforhispaternaltenderness towardhisbook,notatallforhisvillainousrhyming WhenIsaw,theotherday, the white handkerchiefs of my children waving an adieu as they sailed away fromme,aprofoundanxietyseizedme Sonow,asIpartcompanywithAugust andJulia,withmybelovedJonasandmymuch-respectedCynthyAnn,withthe mud-clerk on the Iatan, and the shaggy lord of Shady-Hollow Castle, and the rest,thathavewatchedwithmeofnightsandcrossedtheferrywithmetwicea dayforhalfayear evennow,asIseethemwavingmeadieuwiththeirredsilk and "yaller" cotton "hand-kerchers," I know how many rocks of misunderstandingandcriticismandhowmanyshoalsofdamningfaintpraiseare beforethem,andmyheartisfullofmisgiving Butitwillneverdotohavemisgivingsinapreface Howoftenhavepublishers told me this! Ah! if I could write with half the heart and hope my publishers evince in their advertisements, where they talk about "front rank" and "great Americanstory"andallthat,itwoulddoubtlessbebetterforthebook,provided anybodywouldreadtheprefaceorbelieveitwhentheyhadreadit Butatany rateletusnothaveaprefaceintheminorkey A philosophical friend of mine, who is addicted to Carlyle, has recommended thatItrythefollowing,whichhecalls THEHIGHPHILOSOPHICALPREFACE WhyshouldItrytoforestalltheVerdict?Isitnotforeordainedintheverynature ofaBookandtheConstitutionoftheReaderthatacertainveryDefiniteNumber ofReaderswillmisunderstandanddislikeagivenBook?Andthatanothervery DefiniteNumberwillunderstanditanddislikeitnonetheless?Andthatstilla third class, also definitely fixed in the Eternal Nature of Things, will misunderstand and like it, and, what is more, like it only because of their misunderstanding? And in relation to a true Book, there can not fail to be an Elect Few who understand admiringly and understandingly admire Why, then, make bows, write prefaces, attempt to prejudice the Case? Can I change the Reader?WillIchangetheBook?No?ThenawaywithPreface!Thedestinyof theBookisfixed Icannotforetellit,forIamnoprophet Butletusnothopeto changetheFatesbyourprefatorybowingandscraping Iwasforcedtoconfesstomyfriendwhowassokindastooffertolendmethis preface,thattherewasmuchtruthinitandthattruthisnowheremorerarethan in prefaces, but it was not possible to adopt it for two reasons: one, that my proof-readercannotabidesomanycapitals,maintainingthattheydisfigurethe page, and what is a preface of the high philosophical sort worth without a profusionofcapitals?EvenCarlyle'scolumnswouldlosetheirgreatestornament if theircapitalsweregone Thesecondreason fordecliningtouse thispreface wasthatmypublishersarenotphilosophersandwouldneverbecontentwithan "ElectFew,"andformyownpartthepecuniaryinterestIhaveinthecopyright rendersitquitedesirablethatasmanyaspossibleshouldbeelectedtolikeit,or atleasttobuyit AfterallitseemsapitythatIcannotbringmyselftouseastraightforward APOLOGETICANDEXPLANATORYPREFACE In view of the favor bestowed upon the author's previous story, both by the Public who Criticise and the Public who Buy, it seems a little ungracious to presentsosoon,another,thesceneofwhichisalsolaidinthevalleyoftheOhio ButthepictureofWesterncountrylifein"TheHoosierSchool-Master" would nothavebeencompletewithoutthiscompanion-piece,whichpresentsadifferent phaseofit Andindeedthereisnoprovinciallifericherinmaterialifonlyone knewhowtogetatit Nothing is more reverent than a wholesome hatred of hypocrisy If any man thinkIhaveoffendedagainsthisreligion,Imustbelievethathisreligionisnot what it should be If anybody shall imagine that this is a work of religious controversy leveled at the Adventists, he will have wholly mistaken my meaning Literalismandfanaticismarenotvicesconfinedtoanyonesect They are,unfortunately,prettywidelydistributed However,if -Andsoon Butwhymultiplyexamplesofthehalf-dozenormorethatImight,could,would, orshouldhavewritten?Sinceeverybodyisagreedthat,nobodyreadsapreface, Ihaveconcludedtoletthebookgowithoutany BROOKLYN,September,1872 "Andashe[Wordsworth]mingledfreelywithallkindsofmen,hefoundapithof senseandasolidityofjudgmenthereandthereamongtheunlearnedwhichhe hadfailedtofindinthemostlettered;fromobscuremenheheardhightruths Andlove,trueloveandpure,hefoundwasnoflowerrearedonlyinwhatwas called refined society, and requiring leisure and polished manners for its growth He believed that in country people, what is permanent in human nature,theessentialfeelingsandpassionsofmankind,existingreatersimplicity andstrength." PRINCIPALSHAIRP ADEDICATION Itwouldhardlybeincharacterformetodedicatethisbookingood,stiff,oldfashioned tomb-stone style, but I could not have put in the background of scenery without being reminded of the two boys, inseparable as the Siamese twins, who gathered mussel-shells in the river marge, played hide-and-seek in the hollow sycamores, and led a happy life in the shadow of just such hills as thoseamongwhichtheeventsofthisstorytookplace Andallthemorethatthe generousboywhowasmyplaymatethenisthegenerousmanwhohasrelieved meofmanyburdenswhileIwrotethisstory,doIfeelimpelledtodedicateitto GEORGECARYEGGLESTON,amanlymanandabrotherlybrother CONTENTS CHAPTER I InLovewithaDutchman CHAPTER II AnExplosion CHAPTER III AFarewell CHAPTER IV ACounter-Irritant CHAPTER V AttheCastle CHAPTER VI TheBackwoodsPhilosopher CHAPTER VII WithinandWithout CHAPTER VIII Figgerswon'tLie CHAPTER IX TheNewSinging-Master CHAPTER X AnOfferofHelp CHAPTER XI TheCoon-dogArgument CHAPTER XII TwoMistakes CHAPTER XIII TheSpiderSpins CHAPTER XIV TheSpider'sWeb CHAPTER XV TheWebBroken CHAPTER XVI JonasExpoundstheSubject CHAPTER XVII TheWrongPew CHAPTER XVIII TheEncounter CHAPTER XIX TheMother CHAPTER XX TheSteam-Doctor CHAPTER XXI TheHawkinaNewPart CHAPTER XXII JonasExpresseshisOpiniononDutchmen CHAPTER XXIII Somethin'Ludikerous CHAPTER XXIV TheGiantGreat-heart CHAPTER XXV AChapterofBetweens CHAPTER XXVI ANiceLittleGame CHAPTER XXVII TheResultofanEveningwithGentlemen CHAPTER XXVIII WakingupanUglyCustomer CHAPTER XXIX AugustandNorman CHAPTER XXX Aground CHAPTER XXXI CynthyAnn'sSacrifice CHAPTER XXXII Julia'sEnterprise CHAPTER XXXIII TheSecretStairway CHAPTER XXXIV TheInterview CHAPTER XXXV GettingReadyfortheEnd CHAPTER XXXVI TheSinofSanctimony CHAPTER XXXVII TheDeluge CHAPTER XXXVIII ScaringaHawk CHAPTER XXXIX JonastakesanAppeal CHAPTER XL Sellingout CHAPTER XLI TheLastDayandWhatHappenedinit CHAPTER XLII ForEverandEver CHAPTER XLIII TheMidnightAlarm CHAPTER XLIV SquaringAccounts CHAPTER XLV NewPlans CHAPTER XLVI TheShiveree CHAPTERXLV NEWPLANS ExceptAbigailAndersonandoneotherperson,everybodyinthelittleworldof Clark township approved mightily the justice and disinterestedness of Andrew He had righted himself and Julia at a stroke, and people dearly love to have justicedealtoutwhenitisnotattheirownexpense Samuel,whocherishedin secretagreatloveforhisdaughter,wasmorethanpleasedthataffairshadturned outinthisway ButtherewasonebesideAbigailwhowasnotwhollysatisfied AugustspenthalfthenightinprotestinginvainagainstAndrew'stransferofthe river-farm to him But Andrew said he had a right to give away his own if he chose And there was no turning him For if August refused a share in it, he wouldgiveittoJulia,andifsherefusedit,hewouldfindsomebodywhowould acceptit The nextdayafter thesettlement atSamuelAnderson's,Augustcametoclaim hiswife Mrs Abigailhadnowemployeda"help"inCynthyAnn'splace,and Juliacouldbespared Augusthadrefusedallinvitationstotakeuphistemporary residence with Julia's parents The house had unpleasant associations in his mind, and he wanted to relieve Julia at once and forever from a despotism to which she could not offer any effectual resistance Mrs Anderson had eagerly loadedthewagonwithfeather-bedsandotherbridalproperty,andsentitoverto the castle, that Julia might appear to leave with her blessing She kissed Julia tenderly, and hoped she'd have a happy life, and told her that if her husband should ever lose his property or treat her badly such things may happen, you know thenshewouldalwaysfindahomewithhermother Juliathankedherfor theofferofarefugetowhichshenevermeanttofleeunderanycircumstances Andyetoneneverturnsawayfromone'shomewithoutregret,andJulialooked backwithtearsinhereyesatthechatteringswiftswhosenestswereintheparlor chimney, and at the pee-wee chirping on the gate-post The place had entered into her life It looked lonesome now, but within a year afterward Norman suddenly married Betsey Malcolm Betsey's child had died soon after its birth, andMrs AndersonsetherselftomanagebothNormanandhiswife,whotook uptheirabodewithher Nothingbutareignofterrorcouldhavemadeeitherof them of any account, but Mrs Anderson furnished them this in any desirable quantity Theywereneverofmuchworth,evenunderhermanagement,butshe kepttheminbounds,sothatNormanceasedtogetdrunkmorethanfiveorsix timesayear,andBetseyflirtedbutlittleandatherperil Oncetheoldhousewasoutofsight,therewerenoshadowsonJulia'sfaceasshe lookedforwardtowardthenewlife ShewalkedinastillhappinessbyAugustas theywentdownthroughShadyHollow Augusthadintendedtoshowheraletter thathehadfromthemud-clerk,describingthebringingofHumphreysbackto Paducahandhisexecutionbyamob Buttherewassomethingsorepellinginthe gustowithwhichthestorywastold,andthestorywassoawfulinitself,thathe couldnotbeartointerruptthepeacefulhappinessofthishourbysayinganything aboutit AugustproposedtoJuliathattheyshouldtakeapaththroughthemeadowofthe river-farm their own farm now and see the foundation of the little cottage Andrew had begun for them And so in happiness they walked on through the meadow-pathtotheplaceonwhichtheirhomewastostand But,alas!therewas not a stick of timber left Every particle of the material had been removed It seemedthatsomegreatdisappointmentthreatenedthematthemomentoftheir happiness They hurried on in silent foreboding to the castle, but there the mysterywasexplained "I told you not to tempt me too far," said Andrew "See! I have concluded to buildanadditiontothecastleandletyoucivilizeme WewilllivetogetherandI will reform This lonely life is not healthy, and now that I have children, why shouldInotletthemliveherewithme?" Julialookedhappy Ihavenoauthenticinformationinregardtotheexactwords whichshemadeuseoftoexpressherjoy,butfromwhatisknownofgirlsofher ageingeneral,itissafetoinferthatsheexclaimed,"Oh!I'msoglad!" WhileAndrewstoodtheresmiling,withJulianearhim,Augusthavinggoneto the assistance of the carpenters in a matter demanding a little more ingenuity thantheypossessed,JonascameupanddrewthePhilosopheraside Juliacould nothearwhatwassaid,butshesawAndrew'sbrowcontract "I'llshootassureastheycome!"hesaidwithpassion "Iwon'thavemynieceor Augustinsultedinmyhousebyaparcelofvagabonds." "OUncleAndrew!isitashiveree?"askedJulia "Yes." "Well,don'tshoot It'llbesofunnytohaveashiveree." "ButitisaninsulttoyouandtoAugustandtome Thisismeantespeciallytobe an expression of their feeling toward August as a German, though really their envyofhisgoodfortunehasmuchtodowithit Itisasecondeditionoftheriot oflastspring,inwhichGottliebcamesoneartobeingkilled Now,Imeantodo mycountryservicebyleavingoneortwolessofthemaliveiftheycomeheretonight." For Andrew was full of that destructive energy so characteristic of the WesternandSouthernpeople "Oh!no,don'tshoot Can'tyouthinkofsomeotherway?"pleadedJulia "Well,yes,Icouldgetthesherifftocomeandbagafewofthem." "Andthatwillmaketroubleformanyyears Letmesee Can'twedothis?"And Julia rapidly unfolded to Andrew and Jonas her plan of operations against the enemy "Number one!" said Jonas "They'll fall into that air amby-scade as sure as shootin' That plan is military and Christian and civilized and human and angelicalandtancy-crumptious Itorttomeetthe'provaloftheAmericanFishhawkwithallhispinionsandtalents I'llhelptoexecuteit,andbeattherascals orlaymybonesa-bleachin'onthedesertsandsofShadyHoller." "Well,"saidAndrewtoJulia,"Iknew,ifItookyouundermyroof,you'dmakea Christianofmeinspiteofmyself AndIamasortofsavage,that'safact." JonashurriedhomeandsentCynthyovertothecastle,andtherewasmuchwork goingonthatafternoon Andrewsaidthatthecastlewasbeingmadereadyforits firstsiege Asnightcameon,Juliawasinaperfectglee Reddenedbystanding over the stove, with sleeves above her elbows and her black hair falling down uponhershoulders,shewassuchapicturethatAuguststoppedandstoodinthe dooraminutetolookatherashecameintosupper "Why, Jule, how glorious you look!" he said "I've a great mind to fall in love withyou,meinLiebchen!" "AndIhavefalleninlovewithyou,CæsarAugustus!"Andwellshemight,for surely, as he stood in the door with his well-knit frame, his fine German forehead, his pure, refined mouth, and his clear, honest, amiable blue eyes, he wasamantofallinlovewith CHAPTERXLVI THESHIVEREE IfWebster's"AmericanDictionaryoftheEnglishLanguage"hadnotbeenmade whollyinNewEngland,itwouldnothavelackedsomanywordsthatdodutyas native-born or naturalized citizens in large sections of the United States, and among these words is the one that stands at the head of the present chapter I knowthatsomedisdainfulprigwillassuremethatitisbutacorruptionofthe French"charivari,"andsoitis;butthen"charivari"isacorruptionofthelow Latin "charivarium" and that is a corruption of something else, and, indeed, almosteverywordisacorruptionofsomeotherword Sothatthereisnogood reason why "shiveree," which lives in entire unconsciousness of its French parentage and its Latin grand-parentage, should not find its place in an "AmericanDictionary." But while I am writing a disquisition on the etymology of the word, the "shiveree"ismusteringatMandluff'sstore BillDayhasconcludedthatheisin noimmediatedangerofperdition,andthatamanisa"blamedfooltogitskeered abouthissoul."BobShortissuretheAlmightywillnotbetoohardonafeller, andsothinkshewillgoonhaving"alittlefun"nowandthen Andamongthe manlyrecreationswhichtheyhaveproposedtothemselvesisthatofshivereeing "thatDutchman,GusWehle."Itisthesolemnopinionofthewholecrowdthat "no Dutchman hadn't orter be so lucky as to git sech a beauty of a gal and a hundredacresofbottomlandstoboot." The members of the party were all disguised, some in one way and some in another, though most of them had their coats inside out They thought it necessary to be disguised, "bekase, you know," as Bill Day expressed it, "ole Grizzly is apt to prosecute ef he gits evidence agin you." And many were the conjecturesastowhetherhewouldshootornot The instruments provided by this orchestra were as various as their musical tastes ItislikelythatevenMr JubileeGilmoreneversawsuchanoutfit Bob Shorthadadumb-bull,akegwithastripofraw-hidestretchedacrossoneend likeadrum-head,whiletheotherremainedopen Awaxedcordinsertedinthe middle of the drum-head, and reaching down through the keg, completed the instrument The pulling of the hand over this cord made a hideous bellowing, henceitsname BillDayhadagiganticwatchman'srattle,ahickoryspringona cog-wheel ItiscalledintheWest,ahorse-fiddle,becauseitissounlikeeithera horseorafiddle Thenthereweremelodioustinpansandconch-shellsandtin horns But the most deadly noise was made by Jim West, who had two iron skillet-lids("leds"hecalledthem)which,whenplacedfacetoface,andrubbed, asyouhaveseenchildrenrubtumblers,madeasounddiscordantanddeafening enough to have suggested Milton's expression about the hinges which "grated harshthunder." Oneofthispartywasatallishman,sodressedastolooklikeahunchback,anda hunchback so tall was a most singular figure He had joined them in the dark, andtherestwereunabletoguesswhoitcouldbe,andhe,forhispart,wouldnot tell Theythumpedhimandpushedhim,butateachattackheonlyleapedfrom thegroundlikeacircusclown,andmadehistinhornuttersodolefulacomplaint assetthepartyinanuproaroflaughter Theycouldnotbesurewhohewas,but hewasafunnyfellowtohavealongwiththematanyrate Hewasnotonlyfunny,buthewasevidentlyfearless Forwhentheycametothe castleitwasalldarkandstill BillDaysaidthatitlooked"powerfuljuberousto him OleAndymeanttouseshootin'-ir'ns,anddidn'twanttobepesteredwithno lightsblazin'inhiseyes."Butthetallhunchbackclearedthefenceatabound, andtoldthemtocomeon"eftheyhadthesperritofatwo-weeks-oldgoslininto 'em." So the bottle was passed round, and for very shame they followed their ungainlyleader "Lookyhere,boys,"saidthehunchback,"they'sonewaythatwecanfixitso's ole Grizzly can't shoot They's a little shop-place, a sort of a shed, agin the house, on the side next to the branch Let's git in thar afore we begin, and he can'tshoot." Theorchestrawerealittlestupefiedwithdrink,andtheytooktheideaquickly, neverstoppingtoaskhowtheycouldretreatifAndrewchosetoshoot JimWest thought things looked scaly, but he warn't agoin' to backslide arter he'd got so fur When they got into Andrew's shop, where he had a new and beautiful skiff in building,thetallhunchbackshutthedoor,andtherestdidnotnoticethatheput thekeyinhispocket Thatserenade!Suchamedleyofdiscordantsounds,suchaclatterandclangor, sucharattleofhorse-fiddle,suchabellowingofdumb-bull,suchasnortingof tinhorns,sucharingingoftinpans,suchagrindingofskillet-lids!Butthehouse remainedquiet OnceBillDaythoughtthatheheardalaughwithin Juliamay havelostherself-control Shewassohappy,andalittleunrestrainedfunwasso strangealuxury! At last the door between the house and shop was suddenly opened, and Julia, radiantasshecouldbe,stoodonthethresholdwithacandleinherhand "Comein,gentlemen." Butthegentlemenessayedtogoout "Lockedin,bythunder!"saidJimWest,tryingtheoutsidedooroftheshop "We heard you were coming, gentlemen, and provided a little entertainment Comein!" "Comein,boys,"saidthehunchback,"don'tbeafeardofnobody." Mechanicallytheyfollowedthehunchbackintotheroom,fortherewasnothing elsetobedone Asmellofhotcoffeeandthesightofawell-spreadtablegreeted theirsenses "Welcome, my friends, thrice welcome!" said Andrew "Put down your instrumentsandhavesomesupper." "Letmerelieveyou,"saidJulia,andshetookthedumb-bullfromBobShortand the"horse-fiddle"fromDay,thetinhornsandtinpansfromothers,andthetwo skillet-lidsfromJimWest,wholookedassheepishaspossible Augustescorted eachofthemtothetable,thoughhisfacedidnotlookaltogethercordial Some oldresentmentforthetreatmentofhisfatherinterferedwiththeheartinessofhis hospitality ThehunchbackinthislightprovedtobeJonas,ofcourse;andBill Daywhisperedtotheonenexttohimthattheyhadbeen"tuckinanddonefer thattime." "Gentlemen,"saidAndrew,"wearemuchobligedforyourmusic."AndCynthy wouldcertainlyhavelaughedoutifshehadnotbeensoperplexedinhermindto knowwhetherAndrewwasspeakingthetruth Suchamotleysetofweddingguestsastheywere,withtheircoatsinsideoutand theirotherdisguises!Sucharaceofpiedpipers!Andlookingattheirhangdog facesyouwouldhavesaid,"Suchalotofsheep-thieves!"Thoughwhyasheepthiefisconsideredtobeamoreguilty-lookingmanthananyothercriminal,Ido not know Jonas looked bright enough and ridiculous enough with his hunch They all ate rather heartily, for how could they resist the attentions of Cynthy Ann and the persuasions of Julia, who poured them coffee and handed them biscuit,andwaiteduponthemasthoughtheywereroyalguests!And,moreover, theactofeatingservedtocovertheirconfusion Asthemealdrewtoaclose,BillDayfeltthathe,beinginsomesensetheleader of the party, ought to speak He was not quite sober, though he could stand without much staggering He had been trying for some time to frame a little speech,buthisfacultiesdidnotworksmoothly "Mr President I mean Mr Anderson permit me to offer you our pardon I meantobegyourapologies to ahem hopethatour thatyour our thousand-thanks your youknowwhatImean."Andhesatdowninfoolishconfusion "Oh!yes Allright;muchobliged,myfriend,"saidthePhilosopher,whohadnot feltsomuchboyishanimallifeintwenty-fiveyears AndJimWestwhisperedtoBill:"Youexpressedmysentimentsexactly." "Mr Anderson,"saidJonas,rising,andthusliftinguphishunchedshouldersand lookingthepictureofalong-leggedheronstandinginthewater,"Mr Anderson, you and our young and happy friend, Mr Wehle, will accept our thanks We thoughtthatmusicwasallyouwantedtoginadelightful kinder sorter well, top-dressin',tothisinterestin'occasion Nowthey'snothin'sweeter'natinhorn, 'thout 'tis a melodious conch-shell utterin' its voice like a turkle-dove Then we'vegotthepaytentdoublewhirlymagighoss-violeen,andthetinpannyforte, and,betternorall,thegrindin'skelletledcymbals We'velaidourselvesoutand done our purtiest hain't we, feller-musicians? to prove that we was the best band on the Ohio River An' all out of affection and respect for this ere happy pair Andwe'reallhappytobehere Hain'twe?"(Heretheyallnoddedassent, though they looked as though they wished themselves far enough.) "Our enstrumentsisaleetleoutoftoon,owin'tothedampnessofthenightair,andso Itrustyou'llexcuseusplayin'afarewellpiece." JimWestwassoanxioustogetawaythathetookadvantageofthisturntosay good-evening,andthoughthemischievousJuliainsistedthatheshouldselecthis instrument,hehadnotthefacetoconfesstotheskillet-lids,andgotoutofitby assuring her that he hadn't brought nothing, "only come along to see the fun." 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