"Dunno any better," replied Pomp, grinning.
"Yes, you do, Pomp. Doesn't your mother tell you not to lie?"
"Lor', Mass' Frank, she's poor ignorant nigger. She don't know nuffin'."
"You mustn't speak so of your mother. She brings you up as well as she knows how. She has to work hard for you, and you ought to love her."
"So I do, 'cept when she licks me."
"If you behave properly she won't whip you. You'll grow up a 'poor, ignorant nigger' yourself. if you don't study."
"Shall I get white, Mass' Frank, if I study?" asked Pomp, showing a double row of white teeth.
"You were white enough just now," said Frank, smiling.