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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
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  • I was powerful glad to get away from the feuds,
  • "Why, nothing—only it’s on account of the feud."
  • Don’t you know what a feud is?"
  • "What’s a feud?"
  • "Well," says Buck, "a feud is this way: A man has a quarrel with another man, and kills him; then that other man’s brother kills HIM; then the other brothers, on both sides, goes for one another; then the COUSINS chip in—and by and by everybody’s killed off, and there ain’t no more feud.
  • "Well," says Buck, "a feud is this way: A man has a quarrel with another man, and kills him; then that other man’s brother kills HIM; then the other brothers, on both sides, goes for one another; then the COUSINS chip in—and by and by everybody’s killed off, and there ain’t no more feud.
  • I’d see him standing my watch on top of his’n, ’stead of calling me, so I could go on sleeping; and see him how glad he was when I come back out of the fog; and when I come to him again in the swamp, up there where the feud was; and such-like times; and would always call me honey, and pet me and do everything he could think of for me, and how good he always was; and at last I struck the time I saved him by telling the men we had small-pox aboard, and he was so grateful, and said I was…

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  • a truce in the long-running feud between the two teams
  • Perhaps the most famous American family feud was between the Hatfields and McCoys.

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