De wildcat an' de bar, He also give claws an' strong arms, so they all lib an' not starb.
Don't you see dat picter-feller tryin' to took you an' me an' de bar'l?
De bar tender shoved him out when he got ready to close, and he rolled up against dis here rail dat I am telling you about.
Men could just walk up, put deir foots on de brass rail of de bar counter and order what they want, and pay fifteen cents a drink.
If he tole de truf, and said he was alibe, he'd be eat up shuh; but if he said he was dead, de bar mought b'lieve him.
If de 'possum had tole de truf, an' said he was alibe, de bar couldn't eat him no more'n he did eat him; no bar could do dat.
Well, dere wuz t'ree of us when de chaw came in, 'n he bangs his toot'pick on de bar.