THE FATE OF MR. JACK SPARROW
There ain't no way for to make tattlers and talebearers turn out good. No, there ain't. I been mixing up with folks now going on eighty year, and I ain't seed no tattler come to no good end. That I ain't. And if old man Methuselah was living clean till yet, he'd up and tell you the same.
Leastways, he was sitting out there by hisself, and there he sat, and study and study, till by and by he jump up and holler out, "Well, dog-gone my cats if I can't gallop 'round old Brer Fox, and I'm going to do it. I'll show Miss Meadows and the gals that I'm the boss of Brer Fox," says he.
Jack Sparrow up in the tree, he hear Brer Rabbit, he did, and he sing out, "I'm gonna tell Brer Fox! I'm gonna tell Brer Fox! Chick-a-biddy-wind-a-blowin'-acorns-fallin'! I'm gonna tell Brer Fox!"
This kind of terrify Brer Rabbit, and he scarcely know what he gonna do; but by and by he study to hisself that the man what see Brer Fox first was bound to have the inturn, and then he go hopping off towards home.
He didn't got far when who should he meet but Brer Fox, and then Brer Rabbit, he open up. "What this 'twixt you and me, Brer Fox?" says Brer Rabbit, says he. "I hear tell you goin' to send me to instruction, and nab my family, and destroy my shanty," says he.
Then Brer Fox he get mighty mad. "Who been telling you all this?" says he.
Then Jack Sparrow up and sing out again, "Brer Fox! Oh, Brer Fox! Hold on, Brer Fox! I got some news for you. Wait, Brer Fox! It'll astonish you."
Then little Jack Sparrow, he hop down on the ground and flutter 'round amongst the trash. This sort of attract Brer Fox attention, and he look at the tattling bird, and the bird he keep on calling, "I got somethin' for to tell you, Brer Fox."
"Get on my back, little Jack Sparrow, 'cause I'm deaf in one ear and I can't hear out of the other."
Then the little bird hop on his back.
"Hop on my head, little Jack Sparrow, 'cause I'm deaf in both ears."
Up hop the little bird.
"Hop on my tooth, little Jack Sparrow, 'cause I'm deaf in one ear and I can't hear out of the other."
The tattling little bird hop on Brer Fox's tooth, and then...
Judge Bear come long next day, and he find some feathers, and from that word went round that old man Squinch Owl done caught another whatshisname.