Quotation by Henry David Thoreau

The Indian thought that we should lie by on Sunday. Said he, "We come here lookum things, look all around; but come Sunday, lock up all that, and then Monday look again."... However, the Indian added, plying the paddle all the while, that if we would go along, he must go with us, he our man, and he suppose that if he no takum pay for what he do Sunday, then ther's no harm, but if he takum pay, then wrong. I told him that he was stricter than white men. Nevertheless, I noticed that he did not forget to reckon in the Sundays at last.
Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "The Allegash and East Branch" (1864) in The Maine Woods (1864), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 3, pp. 214-215, Houghton Mifflin (1906).
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