Pages 29 – 34

“You want it in the papers?” (29) – Legal documents or the newspaper. Usually documents that has informative or authoritative power.
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“He is of medium height, about five feet eight or nine” (29) – 177-180 cm

Animal joy in his being is implicit in all his movements and attitudes” (29) – Expression referring to extreme joy/ full of energy. May also include an innate/primal type of joy. It may also refer to a type of attitude or expression.

“Not in my territory” (30) – Not familiar, unaware of, not one's forte (usually referring to a region or a trade).

“No, I – rarely touch it” (30) – Rarely use it, is unfamiliar with it. Usually has a negative connotation where what is "touched" is either dirty, impure or unrighteous.

“You going to shack up here?” (31) – Move into someone's house(usually as a lover). Literally, a shack is a small, roughly built hut or cabin.
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“What’s all this monkey doings?” (32) – Refers to a mess or silliness. Usually subtly insulting as in a disapproving manner.

“Isn’t that just dandy” (32) – Refers to an excellent thing of it’s kind. Literally, dandy is a man unduly devoted to style, neatness, and fashion in dress and appearance.

“Let’s have a few more details on that subjeck” (33) – misspelling of the word “subject”

“Now let’s have a gander at the bill of sale” (34) –Refers to a look, a glance. The literal meaning of gander is a male goose. Bill of sale refers to the receipt of a sale.

"Have you ever heard of the Napoleonic code?" (34) - "French civil code enacted by Napoleon in 1804. It clarified and made uniform the private law of France and followed Roman law in being divided into three books: the law of persons, things, and modes of acquiring ownership of things. In Louisiana, the only civil-law state in the U.S., the civil code of 1825 (revised in 1870 and still in force) is closely connected to the Napoleonic Code" (Britannica Encyclopedia). Stanley defines the Napoleonic code as a law that dictates that "what belongs to the wide belongs to the husband and vice versa" (35). In principal, he is wrong because Louisiana had the civil-law which was closely associated with the Napoleonic Code but not the Napoleonic Code itself.

"In the state of Louisiana we have the Napoleonic code..." (34) - State in Southern US, on the Gulf of Mexico. Population 4.5 million. Capital: Baton Rouge. The state was sold by the French to the US as a part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Named Louisiana in honor of King Louis XIV of France.
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