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Page [NA] of Awhile in the mountains / by James Tandy Ellis.

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YARROW. Yarrow treed a coon on Frozen, Clum the ash an' got his nose in Thro' the crack where he wuz layin', Growlin', whinin' like he's sayin' " 'Taint no fair to come a-bruizin' 'Round a feller when he's snoozin'." Dogs down on the ground wuz yelpin', Thinkin' as their fuss wuz helpin' Fer to git that coon a-shakin' As they seen old Yarrow makin' Up a blaze o' bark to drap in Whar the coon had been a-nappin'. In the crack old Yarrow helt it, An' that coon he shorely smelt it, An' he shuck hisself an' started- Wuz he slow or chicken-hearted Nary time: He jumped old Yarrow- Froze his blood clean to the marrow. Yarrow drapped his fire an' hollered, Hit the ground an' there they wallered; Dogs had tucked their tails an' hustled, Still the coon an' Yarrow tusseled. Never wuz a coon that clawed so. Never wuz a man wuz awed so. Yarrow fin'ly got his bearin', Shuck that coon an' come a-tearin' Through the brish, and seeh a-moanin', Hit the cabin door a-groanin', All the dogs went bustin' under, Yelpin' like a streak of thunder. An' his wife she set a-nussin' His clawed legs, an' him a-cussin'; An' he see her kinder smilin', An' that set his blood to bilin'. "Nothin' here I see to smile at; 'Twant no coon; it wuz a wile-cat."