- Markshire PCs:
Well beinâ€™ the kind and neighborly sort oâ€™ person I am, the first thing I thunk of, was to invite both oâ€™ â€˜em ta sit down and have an ale with us! Fer me, it seemed like the proper thing to do. Sar wasnâ€™t havinâ€™ none oâ€™ that. Uh uh! He give me one oâ€™ his steely looks and asked me ta give him a good reason why he should sit down with the likes oâ€™ us!
Oh geez! I could see things was about to go down hill real fast, and I decided I was not wantinâ€™ to be a part oâ€™ it. So I got up from where I was sittinâ€™ and began to make my way towards the door, tellinâ€™ everyone I needed a breath oâ€™ fresh air. As I was leavinâ€™, Sar, in that loud commandinâ€™ voice oâ€™ his, screamed at me not to go any place â€˜cept right back to the damm table Iâ€™d just got up from, and sit myself down!
Well Let me tell all oâ€™ ya somethinâ€™ â€˜bout me ya might not know. The day a man . . . any man, takes to screaminâ€™ at me, thinkinâ€™ Iâ€™m gonna jump quick to do the thing heâ€™s yellinâ€™ at me to do, will be the same day everyone is lookinâ€™ up in the sky, and seeinâ€™ a bunch oâ€™ cows jumpinâ€™ over the moon! Purple cows! Ya know? It just ainâ€™t gonna happen! Never!
So I ig . . . igno . . . . paid no attention to his screaminâ€™ and just kept walkinâ€™. Soon I was standinâ€™ outside the Dragon Inn, breathinâ€™ deep, and enjoyinâ€™ the cool crisp Markshire air. Beinâ€™ outside I couldnâ€™t hear much oâ€™ what was goinâ€™ on inside, mayhap a few words or two, most all oâ€™ them really loud, ya know?
All men is like that when theyâ€™s tryinâ€™ ta settle a thing between â€˜em. When things ainâ€™t goinâ€™ their way, straight off, they start screaminâ€™ and carryinâ€™ on. I got two little nep . . . neph . . . uh my oldest brotherâ€™s kids. Both boys. One four, the other six. When somethinâ€™ ainâ€™t goinâ€™ their way, they does the same. But they also throws themselves on the floor too, and bangs their heels real hard and fast on it. Rat- a â€“tat â€“tat!
I closed me eyes and imag . . uh pictured all the men inside the Dragon layinâ€™ down and lined up in a row, , all oâ€™ â€˜em screaminâ€™ loud and banginâ€™ away on the floor with their heels! â€˜Cept fer Faith. She was just sandinâ€™ there watchinâ€™ â€˜em and shakinâ€™ her head back and forth. Anyways, thatâ€™s what I was seeinâ€™ with me eyes shut tight. Made me laugh it did!
A short time after, Sar and Faith came out, Sar walked over ta me and . . . I think he said somethinâ€™. I ainâ€™t too sure, cause fer some reason, me ears got all clogged up from some kinda green haze what came outta nowhere distortinâ€™ all the sound. Through the green haze, I think he said ta me I should never ever speak to him again.
He ainâ€™t exactly used those words, but theyâ€™s close enough to what he said fer ya to get the gist oâ€™ it. Some oâ€™ the words he used, I donâ€™t even know how to spell so I ainâ€™t writ â€˜em down. Some others I ainâ€™t even knowinâ€™ what they meant, ya know? Iâ€™ll have to ask someone, I guess. Iâ€™ll tell ya! That green haze is some powerful stuff!
With that, Sar and Faith walked off and I walked back into the Dragon Inn.
The boys was sittinâ€™ there waitinâ€™ and ready to pay our weekly visit to Frankie. Before we left, someone suggested we try one more time to appo . . . uh, say weâ€™s sorry to Faith and Sar â€˜bout messinâ€™ up their house. Their place wasnâ€™t too far outta the way and there was a chance if we could make things right with them, Faith, would invite all oâ€™ us in fer a bite to eat!
Well Iâ€™ll tell ya! A manâ€™ll agree to do just about anything if he thinks heâ€™s gonna wind up with a belly full oâ€™ somethinâ€™ fer doinâ€™ it! The vote was nine to zero in favor oâ€™ goinâ€™ to Sarâ€™s house to tell them we was sorry one more time! Or six to zero. I forgot how many oâ€™ us there was. Anyways, off we went!
I ain’t counted meself in the vote cause I ain’t sure a woman is allowed ta do that here. Ya know? Vote on somethin’.