Well then, Mr. Bumpkin, there is first a history of your life.
Ah, quite so, quite so; so I should have supposed from what I know of you, Mr. Bumpkin.
Now Mr. Bumpkin, as the reader knows, was not alone in his expedition.
“It have been a mighty long time about, surely,” said Mr. Bumpkin.
“Thee beest too old, thee meanest,” said Mrs. Bumpkin, laughing.
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