The Humorous Side of Erskine Caldwell by Erskine Caldwell

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By Erskine Caldwell

The funny part of Erskine Caldwell.
Short tales edited through Robert Cantwell

Originally released by means of Signet Books in 1951

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Well, Jim," I said, "if you want me to, I'll go down in the woods and raise hell with every Swede on the place for cutting down your young maple and tearing up Mrs. " We turned around and there was Mrs. Frost, right behind us. There was no knowing how she got there so quick after the Swedes had left for the woods. "My crown in heaven," Mrs. Frost said, running up to Jim and holding on to him. "Jim, don't let Stanley make the Swedes mad. " "That's right, Stan," he said. "You don't know the Swedes like we do.

Jim wasn't for staying in the house when all of his tools were lying around in the yard, and while his cows were in the pasture unprotected, but he saw how it would be better to wait where he could hurry up Mrs. Frost with the cooking, if we were ever going to eat breakfast that forenoon. She was so excited and nervous about the Swedes moving back to East Joloppi from the pulp mill in Waterville that she hadn't got the beans and brown bread fully heated from the night before, We beans and we had were to sit and eat them cold.

Oh, I had a few measly little rows out there in the field, but a man can't run no farm unless he's got a mule to plow it with. A hoe ain't no good except to chop cotton with, and corn. Ain't no sense in trying to grow turnips with a hoe. I reckon that's why them damn-blasted greengutted worms got in them turnips. I didn't have no mule to cultivate them with. That's why they was all wormy. " He was saying something to Ellie what she was saying. Aside from her May was just as desirable as the next girl a Lov did not look May, and listening up.

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