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"Marse Robert, beggin' yore pardon, Genr'l, but a buncha yore people want I should speak up for 'em, sir, on a matter of which we got a complaint, we bein' a bunch of us mules pullin' the powder cassions for the artillery. Mosta them cassions is empty, but we're pulling the full ones left over, we been talkin', and we think Genr'l Alexander's holding back enough powder for a quick getaway, and, beggin' yore pardon, Genr'l, I may be nothin' mor'n a mule, with no more rank than a lieutenant but with half again the intelligence, and yore cassion mules are sayin' we oughta be movin' out 'fore dawn."

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The following comments are for "Permission to speak freely, Gettysburg, 1863"
by johnlibertus

Hmm, Johnlibertus.
I don't quite know what to make of this. I feel like there's something that I'm too thick headed to catch. Is there a bunch of sarcasm that I am not seeing? A 'lower the rank the closer the ear is to the ground' thing? Or is it more of an exercise in dialect? I'd like to see more of it, I guess. Either that or I need cliff notes for dummies, lol.


( Posted by: GibsonGirl [Member] On: August 19, 2005 )

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