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SIXTY YEARS IN TEXAS.
will strike mud, it has rained up thar a right smart
chance of a sprinkle.."
"Whar was it you said youans was moving to ?"
Father replied Stewardsville.
"I never heren o' that place afore. Whar did you
Father replied, "Hingland."
"Ah! Youans is a right smart piece from home."
Father replied, "Yes, it is quite a distance back
to the old Country.
"Say, mister, do you reckon ole John Bull will
ever try to whoop us agin? Ha! ha! ha!
Father replied that there was no talk of it when
we left England.
He replied: "I knowed youans was from over
thar summers when I heren you talk. Kase you say
'Highland' fur 'England.'"
"Your quick and keen perception is remarkable,
that you can tell just where and what country a man
was born and reared in on so short an acquaintance."
"You bet I can tell 'em every time. Say, if youans
goes very fur west you'll see Inguns. They say they
can kill and skelp a man in the night afore he has
time to wake up."
"Is it possible? We will have to sleep with one
We had a good team.of oxen and one ox probably
the largest Texas ox that was ever brought to Dallas
"Say, mister, that's a mighty fine team of steers
you is got. Ide like awful well to cheat you outen
that bigen, ain't he a whale?"
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Jackson, George. Sixty years in Texas, book, 1908; Dallas, Tex.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth20205/m1/25/: accessed September 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .