"I wouldn't mind havin' some buttermilk an' cornpone myself," said Si.
Us could use 'em to git up plenty of bread and milk, or cornpone soaked wid peas and pot likker.
Not long 'fore sundown dey give evvy slave chile a wooden bowl of buttermilk and cornpone and a wooden spoon to eat it wid.
Let the reader ride from Abingdon through a wilderness of cornpone and rusty bacon, and then judge.
Dey march 'round de table, jes' scoopin' up meat and 'taters and grabbin' cornpone right and left.