Vulgar words in The Young Bridge-Tender - or, Ralph Nelson's Upward Struggle (Page 1)
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"I am going to get a few things, Ralph, which will not be heavy, and I wish to see Mr. Dicks about the calico he sold me which is not as good as he represented.
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"From what I overheard down to Mr. Dicks' store, while I was doing my trading."
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"And what did Will Dicks say?" questioned Ralph, eagerly.
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"I'll go down and question Will Dicks about it.
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When he reached Uriah Dicks' general store he found father and son in the act of putting up the shutters for the night.
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"All right," returned Will Dicks, and, leaving his father to place the last of the shutters up, he led the way inside the store.
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"What's the trouble?" asked Will Dicks, and his father stepped into the doorway to hear what the young bridge tender might have to say.
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"But, can't you tell me what the trouble is?" insisted Will Dicks.
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"Maybe Ralph intends to accuse Percy of obtaining it feloniously," put in Uriah Dicks, cautiously.
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"I would rather not say, Mr. Dicks.
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"It may save you some trouble, Mr. Dicks."
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"But Percy gave me this bill," said Will Dicks.
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"You can keep the bill for the present, Mr. Dicks----" "Of course I will!
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"But where do we come in?" asked Will Dicks, who was cooler than his parent.
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And with a thump of his hard and skinny fist on the counter, Uriah Dicks resumed the labor of closing up his establishment for the night.
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"Nelson looked as if he had it in for Percy," soliloquized Will Dicks, as he brought in the few boxes and barrels that remained outside.
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It was true that the bill in Uriah Dicks' possession was his own, yet how could he prove it, and thus get it once more into his possession?
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"Perhaps I can make him confess how he obtained the bill, and make the amount good to Mr. Dicks."
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"Percy had a twenty-dollar bill belonging to me and he passed it off on Mr. Dicks, the storekeeper."
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"Well, it is my twenty-dollar bill that he gave to Mr. Dicks," said Ralph, doggedly.
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"He didn't have it changed into my bill--the one Mr. Dicks holds.
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"You had my twenty-dollar bill, and you paid it over to Mr. Dicks," said Ralph.
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"Who--who says I paid the bill over to Mr. Dicks?"
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"Will Dicks himself.
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Hooker, Dicks and the squire were close friends, and they constituted a majority of the village board, which controlled the bridge and other local matters.
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Come with me to Uriah Dicks', and I'll tell him about the matter.
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Five minutes later the two stepped into Uriah Dicks' general store.
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Both Squire Paget and the postmaster were surprised to see Ralph in conversation with Uriah Dicks and the young gentleman who was a stranger to them.
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"Why, here is Squire Paget now!" exclaimed Uriah Dicks.
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Uriah Dicks drummed uneasily upon the counter, where lay the bill in dispute.
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Uriah Dicks caught the drift of the talk and looked perplexed, not knowing exactly upon which side to cast his opinion.
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She knew her son had gone off with Horace Kelsey to Uriah Dicks' store.
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"But if Uriah Dicks and the postmaster and the squire are against you, they can put you out.
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They were the squire, the postmaster, and Uriah Dicks.
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Ralph had been paid off at the squire's office in the village, and now he made his way to Uriah Dicks' store, to settle up the family account.
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"How much do we owe you, Mr. Dicks?" he asked, as he walked up to Uriah, who was poring over a very dirty ledger.
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"We are, Mr. Dicks.
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"Thank you, but I wouldn't work for that, even if I cared to work for you, Mr. Dicks.
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To Uriah Dicks all such matters were questions of dollars and cents, not of justice.
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"Hallo, in a new business, eh?" remarked Uriah Dicks as he placed one of the bills on the latter's front counter.
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"That is a matter of opinion, Mr. Dicks."
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"I guess we are that," put in Uriah Dicks.
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"Jess where you dropped it a couple of hours ago," returned Uriah Dicks, eagerly.
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"Robbin' the post office!" cried Uriah Dicks.
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"I guess Benjamin Hooker ain't taking your word for it," grumbled Uriah Dicks.
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"That's what Uriah Dicks says."
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"But that's enough," put in Uriah Dicks.