His grin and his confident manner cowed everybody at the table but me and they stopped talking and made a to-do about passing him things, like he was somebody. I must own too that he made me worry a little about my straggly hair and red nose.
While he was helping himself to the food he grinned at me across the table and said, “Hidy.”
I nodded and said nothing.
- Maddie first meets LaBoeuf, True Grit by Charles Portis