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PERSONS attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be
prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be
banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot.
BY ORDER OF THE AUTHOR, Per G.G., Chief of Ordnance.
IN this book a number of dialects are used, to wit: the Missouri
negro dialect; the extremest form of the backwoods Southwestern
dialect; the ordinary “Pike County” dialect; and four
modified varieties of this last. The shadings have not been done in
a haphazard fashion, or by guesswork; but painstakingly, and with
the trustworthy guidance and support of personal familiarity with
these several forms of speech.
I make this explanation for the reason that without it many
readers would suppose that all these characters were trying to talk
alike and not succeeding.
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