But the wives don’t travel with the band ‘cept on special occasions.
A brack man's nebber a fool 'cept when he's coaxed to run away from a good master, sah!
For Skipper Bill hadn't much trust in any man 'cept hisself.
He always has one or two boys and girls 'long with him; says nothin' ain't honest, no more, 'cept chil'ren and dogs.
"Nothin', 'cept your bein' my old mother," said Prosper hopelessly.
I never noticed nothing 'bout 'er 'cept the pink rose in 'er button-'ole.
A dog, he ain't got him much to do 'cept chase around on his own business.
I can't really sing anything, Faith says, 'cept the tune the old cow died on.
God help us, for I don't see any safety for this country 'cept Judge Lynch.
"The kid's lost her father, lost most everything 'cept her dawg," he said to Mormon.