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9. H kwIn v H fIld mFs

"wI kn not b fyr fram H rOd v jelO brik, nQ," rimyrkd H skErkrO, Az hI stUd bisFd H garl, "f wI hAv kam nIrli Az fyr Az H rivar kErId as awE."

H tin wUdmAn waz abQt t riplF wen hI hard a lO grQl, n tarnN hiz hed (wic warkd bjMtifali on hinJz) hI sY a scrEnJ bIst kam bQndN Ovar H grAs tYrd Hem. i waz, indId, a grEt jelO wFldkAt, n H wUdmAn TYt i mast b cEsN samTiN, f its Irz war lFiN klOs t its hed n its mQT waz wFd Opan, SOiN tM rOz v agli tIT, wFl its red Fz glOd lFk bYlz v fFr. Az i kEm nIrar H tin wUdmAn sY Ht ranN bifYr H bIst waz a litl grE fIld mQs, n YlHO hI hAd nO hyrt hI nM i waz roN f H wFldkAt t crF t kil sac a priti, hyrmlis krIcar.

sO H wUdMan rEzd hiz Aks, n Az H wFldkAt rAn bF hI gEv i a kwik blO Ht kat H bIst's hed klIn of fram its bodi, n i rOld Ovar At hiz fIt in tM pIsz.

H fIld mQs, nQ Ht i waz frId fram its enami, stopd SYrt; n kamN slOli ap t H wUdMan i sed, in a skIki litl vqs:

"O, TANk jM! HANk jM evar sO mac f sEvN mF lFf."

"dOn't spIk v i, F beg v jM," riplFd H wUdmAn. "F hAv nO hyrt, jM nO, sO F Am kErfal t help Yl HOz hM mE nId a frend, Ivan if i hApanz t b Onli a mQs."

"Onli a mQs!" krFd H litl Anaml, indignantli. "wF, F Am a kwIn -- H kwIn v Yl H fIld mFs!"

"O, indId," sed H wUdmAn, mEkN a bQ.

"HErfYr jM hAv dan a grEt dId, Az wel Az a brEv wan, in sEvN mF lFf," Add H kwIn.

At Ht mOmant sevaral mFs war sIn ranN ap Az fAst Az HEr litl legz kUd kEri Hem, n wen HE sY HEr kwIn HE eksklEmd:

"O, jYr mAJasti, wI TYt jM wUd b kild! hQ did jM mAniJ t eskEp H grEt wFldkAt?" HE Yl bQd sO lO t H litl kwIn Ht HE YlmOst stUd apon HEr hedz.

"Hs fani tin mAn," SI Ansard, "kild H wFldkAt n sEvd mF lFf. sO hIrAftar jM mast Yl sarv him, n ObE hiz slFtist wiS."

"wI wil!" krFd Yl H mFs, in a Sril kYras. n Hn HE skAmpard in Yl darekSnz, f tOtO hAd awEkand fram hiz slIp, n sIiN Yl HIz mFs arQnd him hI gEv wan byrk v dilFt n Jampd rFt intM H midl v H grMp. tOtO hAd YlwEz lavd t cEs mFs wen hI livd in /kAnzas, n hI sY nO hyrm in i.

bat H tin wUdmAn kYt H dog in hiz yrmz n held him tFt, wFl hI kYld t H mFs, "kam bAk! kam bAk! tOtO SAl not hart jM."

At Hs H kwIn v H mFs stak har hed Qt fram andarnIT a klamp v grAs n Askd, in a timid vqs, "r jM Sar hI wil not bFt as?"

"F wil not let him," sed H wUdmAn; "sO d not b afrEd."

wan bF wan H mFs kEm krIpN bAk, n tOtO did not byrk agen, YlHO hI crFd t get Qt v H wUdmAn'z yrmz, n wUd hAv bitan him hAd hI not nOn vEri wel hI waz mEd v tin. fFnali wan v H bigist mFs spOk.

"z HEr enITiN wI kn d," i Askd, "t ripE jM f sEvN H lFf v Qr kwIn?"

"naTiN Ht F nO v," Ansard H wUdmAn; bat H skErkrO, hM hAd bin crFiN t TiNk, bat kUd not bikaz hiz hed waz stafd wiT scrY, sed, kwikli, "O, jes; jM kn sEv Qr frend, H kQwardli lFan, hM z aslIp in H popI bed."

"a lFan!" krFd H litl kwIn. "wF, hI wUd It as Yl ap."

"O, nO," diklErd H skErkrO; "Hs lFan z a kQward."

"rIli?" Askd H mQs.

"hI sez sO himself," Ansard H skErkrO, "n hI wUd nevar hart enIwan hM z Qr frend. if jM wil help as t sEv him F promis Ht hI SAl crIt jM Yl wiT kFndnis."

"vEri wel," sed H kwIn, "wI crast jM. bat wat SAl wI d?"

"r HEr meni v HIz mFs wic kYl jM kwIn n r wilN t ObE jM?"

"O, jes; HEr r TQzanz," SI riplFd.

"Hn send f Hem Yl t kam hIr Az sMn Az posabl, n let Ic wan briN a loN pIs v sciN."

H kwIn tarnd t H mFs Ht atendd har n tOld Hem t gO At wans n get Yl har pIpl. Az sMn Az HE hard har Yrdarz HE rAn awE in evri darekSn Az fAst Az posabl.

"nQ," sed H skErkrO t H tin wUdmAn, "jM mast gO t HOz crIz bF H rivarsFd n mEk a crak Ht wil kEri H lFan."

sO H wUdmAn went At wans t H crIz n bigAn t wark; n hI sMn mEd a crak Qt v H limz v crIz, fram wic hI copd awE Yl H lIvz n brAncz. hI fAsand i tageHar wiT wUdan pegz n mEd fYr wIlz Qt v SYrt pIsz v a big crI craNk. sO fAst n sO wel did hI wark Ht bF H tFm H mFs bigAn t arFv H crak waz Yl redi f Hem.

HE kEm fram Yl darekSnz, n HEr war TQzandz v Hem; big mFs n litl mFs n midl-sFzd mFs; n Ic wan brYt a pIs v striN in hiz mQT. i waz abQt Hs tFm Ht dYraTi wOk fram har loN slIp n Opand har Fz. SI waz grEtli astoniSd t fFnd harself lFiN apon H grAs, wiT TQzandz v mFs stAndN arQnd n lUkN At har timidli. bat H skErkrO tOld har abQt evrITiN, n tarnN t H dignifFd litl mQs, hI sed:

"parmit mI t incrOdMs t jM har mAJasti, H kwIn."

dYraTi nodd grEvli n H kwIn mEd a kartsi, Aftar wic SI bikEm kwFt frendli wiT H litl garl.

H skErkrO n H wUdmAn nQ bigAn t fAsan H mFs t H crak, jMzN H scriNz HE hAd brYt. wan end v a scriN waz tFd arQnd H nek v Ic mQs n H aHar end t H crak. v kYrs H crak waz a TQsand tFmz bigar Hn enI v H mFs hM war t JrY i; bat wen Yl H mFs hAd bin hyrnisd, HE war Ebl t pUl i kwFt Izili. Ivan H skErkrO n H tin wUdmAn kUd sit on i, n war JrYn swiftli bF HEr kwIr litl hYrsz t H plEs wEr H lFan lE aslIp.

Aftar a grEt dIl v hyrd wark, f H lFan waz hevi, HE mAniJd t get him ap on H crak. Hn H kwIn haredli gEv har pIpl H Yrdar t styrt, f SI fIrd if H mFs stEd amaN H popIz tM loN HE YlsO wUd fYl aslIp.

At farst t litl krIcarz, meni HO HE war, kUd hyrdli star H hevili lOdd crak; bat H wUdmAn n H skErkrO bOT pUSd fram bihFnd, n HE got aloN betar. sMn HE rOld H lFan Qt v H popi bed t H grIn fIldz, wEr hI kUd brIT H swIt, freS Er agen, insted v H pqzanas sent v H flQrz.

dYraTi kEm t mIt Hem n TANkd H litl mFs wYrmli f sEvN har kmpAnjan fram deT. SI hAd grOn sO fond v H big lFan SI waz glAd hI hAd bin reskjMd.

Hn H mFs war anhyrnid fram H crak n skAmpard awE TrM H grAs t HEr hOmz. H kwIn v H mFs waz H lAst t lIv.

"if evar jM nId as agen," SI sed, "kam Qt intM H fIld n kYl, n wI SAl hIr jM n kam t jYr asistans. gUd-bF!"

"gUd-bF!" HE Yl Ansard, n awE H kwIn rAn, wFl dYraTi held tOtO tFtli lest hI SUd ran Aftar har n frFtan har.

Aftar Hs HE sAt dQn bisFd H lFan antil hI SUd awEkan; n H skErkrO brYt dYraTi sam frMt fram a crI nIr bF, wic SI Et f har dinar.

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