Summer 1820 – Debating Civilized Behavior Whilst Standing in a Swamp

“One less souvenir will not make your jacket any less fine,” Father said. “I’m certain that neither the raccoon nor Jimmy would object if you were to look homeward now.”

“Fancy words don’t get me silver,” Coontail said. “The nigger comes with me. Hell, you and your pretty girl might as well join us. She’d fetch more than the both o’ you.”