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Oh, nothing very special — nothing of any great consequence — —

      “Nothing very special, hey? When did Jake Sherwood, or his father before him, ever call on Bill Darrow without a special object, I should like to know?”
      “Well, well, supposing I have an errand, what then? — what is there so out of the way in that, you surly one?”
      “Why, nothing out of the way, but exactly in the way, as I said. But what is the use of puttering with your round-about moonshine? — out with it!”

ex Daniel Pierce Thompson, The Green Mountain Boys : A Historical Tale of the Early Settlment of Vermont (Boston: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1839?) : 95 (hathitrust)

Daniel Pierce Thompson (1795-1868)

5 March 2022