If the silk stockings had waited till to-night they wouldn't have found me in their way." "I callate twuz Providenshil they did'n wait, fer we'd 'a been gone suckers sure ez ye hedn't been on hand to dew wat ye did," said one of the men. "Thar ain't another man in town ez could a did it, or would dast try." "But ye ain't callatin ter go arter this be ye, Perez?" said Abner.