By Erskine Caldwell
The funny aspect of Erskine Caldwell.
Short tales edited by way of Robert Cantwell
Originally released via Signet Books in 1951
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Why! Good God, Stan, the Swedes are the queerest people on the earth, if that's the right word for them. You don't know Swedes, Stan. This is the first time you've ever seen those Swedes across the road, and that's why you don't know what they're like after being shut up in a pulpwood mill over to Waterville for four-five years. They're purely wild, I tell you, Stan. They don't stop for anything they set their heads on. " "Finns get that way, too," I tried to tell Jim. "After Finns have been shut up in a woods camp all winter, they a lot of noise when they get out.
I was right behind Jim and the Swedes to see what they were going to do next. "I pay you good pay, Stan," Jim said, "and I want my money's worth. " The big yellow tom made one more spring when he hit the flower bed, and that leap landed him over the stonewall. He struck out for the deep woods with every Swede on the place behind him. When Jim and me got to the stonewall, I pulled up short and held Jim back. "Well, Jim," I said, "if you want me to, I'll go down in the woods and raise hell with every Swede on the place for cutting down your young maple and tearing up Mrs.
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