"Didn't you say, at the scene of the accident, 'I'm fine'"? lawyer Thibodeaux asked.
Boo responded, "Let me told you what happened. Me, Ah had jus loaded my favorite mule, Bessie, into da . . "
I didn't ask for any details," Thibodeaux interrupted. "Just answer the question. Did you not say, at the scene of the accident, "I'm fine!"?
Boodro said, "Ah had jus got Bessie into da trailer and Ah was driving down da road . . ."
The lawyer interrupted again and! said , "Judge, I am trying to
establish the fact that, at the scene of the accident, this man told the Highway Patrolman on the scene that he was just fine. Now several weeks after the accident he is trying to sue my client. I believe he is a fraud. Please tell him to answer the question."
By this time, Judge Couyon was fairly interested in Boodro's answer and said to the lawyer, "Mais, Ah'd like to hear what he has to say about his favorite mule, Bessie."
Boo thanked the Judge and proceeded, "Ah had just loaded Bessie, my favorite mule, into da trailer and was driving her down da highway when dis huge semi-truck and trailer ran da stop sign and smacked my truck right in da side. Me, Ah was thrown into one ditch and Bessie was thrown into da udder.. Ah was hurting, real bad and didn't want to move at tall. But, Ah could herd ole Bessie moanin and groanin. Me, Ah knew she was in some kind o' terrible shape just by her groans.
Shortly after da accident, a Highway Patrolman, he came on da scene. He herd Bessie moanin' and groanin' so, him, he went over ta her. After he took hisself a look at her, he took out his gun and shot her between da eyes. Den da Patrolman came cross da road, gun in hand, and looked at me, and said 'How are you feeling?'"
"Now what da hell would you say?!"