He was a settin' afo' his do' smokin' his pipe and he glanced me over kind of weary-like and says, 'Howdy!'
Den I puts some red pepper in 'em, an' I done guess somebody'd put some in afo' I done it.
I've heerd de Massa say afo'time dat de rain'd run under dat do', 'n' dat he gwi' hab it 'tended to 'kase it spile de meat.
"afo' God, I don't know what tuh do, or wha tuh go," said the negro despairingly.
afo' de Laud I never 'spected to see any you good people agin.